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TIM AND CHARLOTTE., Ardizzone, Edward.
1 Ardizzone, Edward. TIM AND CHARLOTTE.
London Oxford University Press 1958 Reprint Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 
Unpaginated, 10 3/16" H, - pictorial boards. Profusely illustrated with Edward Ardizzone's wonderful colour and b&w drawings. Tim and Ginger find a little girl washed up on the shore and take her home to revive her. But when she awakes, she can't remember who she is. Minor small crease on title page, some bubbling under the rear pastedown, moderate wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ.  DELUXE FACSIMILE EDITION., Baum, L. Frank.  Illustrated by John R. Neill.
2 Baum, L. Frank. Illustrated by John R. Neill. THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ. DELUXE FACSIMILE EDITION.
Books of Wonder / William Morrow, New York, 1993, first printing of deluxe facsimile edition. 
300 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0688115586 Pictorial endpapers, 90 b&w pictures and 16 color plates. The colour plates and dust jacket are enhanced with metallic 'emerald' green ink, as was the original edition. "Jo in Dorothy and the Wonderful Wizard as they take Aunt Em and Uncle Henry on a fabulous tour of Oz. During their journey they encounter such amazing and amusing people as King Kleaver with his Spoon Brigade and Miss Cuttenclip in the land o f p a p e r d olls. But while Dorothy and her friends play, the wicked Nome King has joined forces with the terrible Whimsies, the fearsome Growleywogs, and the evil Phanfasms in a plot to capture the Emerald City. Will Dorothy's friends disco ve r t he d an ge r b ef ore it's too late?" Book is very slightly cocked. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing at top of spine and flap-folds - minor wear at bottom, minor rubbing, small tear at top/bottom of rear flap-fold and t iny t ea r a t t op of sp in e. Near fine/Very Good 
Price: 80.00 USD
THE BOY AND THE RIVER.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 46., Bosco, Henri.  Translated by Gerard Hopkins.
3 Bosco, Henri. Translated by Gerard Hopkins. THE BOY AND THE RIVER. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 46.
London Oxford University Press 1967 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Lynton Lamb. 
119 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H). The first edition of this title in the Oxford Children's Library series. B&w illustrations by Lynton Lamb, dust jacket design by Glenys Ambrus. Originally published under the title: "L'Enfant et la Riviere". "This is the story of Pascalet and the river that at first filled him with fear and curiosity and later, when he knew it better, became his friend. It ran beyond the flat French fields that surrounded his home, and though he was forbidden to go to the river, once or twice every year the river came to him. It came when the flood waters ran swiftly over the low fields almost to Pascalet's door; but it came more urgently and mysteriously in the shape of Bargabot,the poacher, whose tempting talk of the joys that awaited those who ventured down to the water's edge filled Pascalet with a longing to escape from the monotony of his quiet home and seek for himself the magic beyond the fields. One fine spring day Pascalet's chance came to explore the river. He found there all the dangers his parents had warned him against, and many beautiful things beside, but chief among all he found Gatzo - a boy of his own age - and together they launched a boat and floated away into a world of enchantment: Pascalet dreaming and fearful, Gatzo sharp and practical and brave." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has minor wear and light edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Dust jacket is in the original publisher's removable plastic sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
Doubleday Canada, n.p., 2010, first edition. 
348 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9780385665841 "Flavia de Luce, a dangerously brilliant eleven-year-old with a passion for chemistry and a genius for solving murders finds herself untangling two deaths - separated by time bu t linked by the unlikeliest of threads. Flavia thinks that her days of crime-solving in the bucolic English hamlet of Bishop's Lacey are over - and then Rupert Porson has an unfortunate rendezvous with electricity. The beloved puppeteer has had h i s own strings sizzled, but who'd do such a thing, and why? For Flavia, the questions are intriguing enough to make her put aside her chemistry experiments and schemes for vengeance against her insufferable big sisters. Astride Gladys, her trusty b icycle, Flavia sets out from the de Luce's crumbling family mansion in search of Bishop's Lacey's deadliest secrets. Does the madwoman who lives in Gibbet Wood know more than she's letting one? What of the vicar's odd ministrations to the catat oni c woman in the dovecote? Then there's a German pilot obsessed with the Bronte sisters, a reproachful spinster aunt, and even a box of poisoned chocolates. Most troubling of all is Porson's assistant, the charming but erratic Nialla. All clues poi nt toward a suspicious death years earlier and a case the local constables can't solve - without Flavia's help. But in getting so close to who's secretly pulling the strings of this dance of death, has our precocious heroine finally gotten in way o ver her head?" Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor waviness at top/bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small light stain on front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
5 Carter, Doris. Cover and interior art by Gerald Palmer. A JERSEY CHILDHOOD.
Self-published, Mont Felard, Jersey, 1990, 3rd edition. 
39 pp, 8 1/4" H, stapled in pictorial wraps. Sepiatone photographs, drawings. The author reminisces about her childhood on Jersey, under the headings: L'Ecole Paroissiale; Our Lane; The Sabbath; Cousin Rachel; Our Daily Bread; Pastimes; Aunt Ann; La Chapelle; Postscript. Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1985 0690044356 / 9780690044355 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Dirk Zimmer. 
133 pp, 9 1/4" H. Charming b&w illustrations throughout. "Spiders were spinning silk and weaving webs before mammals, before birds, even before insects appeared on earth. Early man scratched pictures of spiders on the walls of his cave, and from the ancient myth of Arachne to the present, spiders have been the subject of many a folktale and the object of many a superstition. In these pages are to be found tales from around the world - Japan, Africa, Portugal, Scotland, Russia, America - of spiders crafty and magical, foolish and kind. You will also find fascinating facts about how spiders live, as well as some of the beliefs that spiders have inspired." Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, a few wrinkles in laminate on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
WIND, WATER, ROCK AND SKY: THE STORY OF COGNASHENE, GEORGIAN BAY., David, Jennifer, ed.  Foreword by Hon. William G. Davis.
7 David, Jennifer, ed. Foreword by Hon. William G. Davis. WIND, WATER, ROCK AND SKY: THE STORY OF COGNASHENE, GEORGIAN BAY.
Toronto Cognashene Book Corporation 1997 0968189504 / 9780968189504 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good- 
191 pp, oblong (9 3/4" H x 11 3/4" D). Map endpapers, b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "In the spectacular expanse of wind, water, rock and sky that is Georgian Bay, there is only one Cognashene . Historically rich, geographically gorgeous, shaped by colourful characters and events, Cognashene's allure is as powerful today as it was for the first hardy souls to arrive at its scenic shores. (This book) celebrates the uniquely Canadian island community and traces its dramatic journey from its native roots, through its industrial development to its days of pioneer settlement. In these pages you'll meet Champlain and his young protege, Etienne Brule. You'll find out what it took to be a success - or a failure! - in the lumber days. You can settle in for a visit at Longuissa, Whalen's or Blarney Castle, or, if it's Sunday - and you're so inclined - stop by the Church on the Rocks. And you'll discover throughout the breathtaking beauty that has captivated countless artists, including A.Y. Jackson and other members of the Group of Seven. Part historical document, part warm-hearted slice-of-cottage-life, (it) reveals a distinctive and winning personality. It is, quite simply, the essence of Cognashene." Minor rubbing and a tiny dint on rear board. Dust jacket has tiny edge tear and minor wear at top of rear hinge area, minor browning on inside top/bottom edges, light fading to color on rear flap-fold and on bottom edge of rear flap, moderate color fading on front flap-fold and on bottom edge of front flap, minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
London Eel Pie 1980 0906008204 / 9780906008201 Facsimile Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Cecil Aldin 
Unpaginated, 6 1/2" H. Cloth spine, illustrated covers. One day in the life of a rather rambunctious dog, done in the form of diary, i.e. "3.47 to 4.0. Another attempt to kill rug. Would have done it this time, had not that odious Aunt Brown come in and interfered. I did not say anything, but gave her such a look, as much to say, 'I'll do for you one day.' I think she understood. 4.0 to 5.15. Slept." Text pages alternate with full page illustrations - b&w on yellow/tan background. Book slightly cocked, one tiny corner bump, minor wear on bottom edges and at corners. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Fleming H. Revell, New York, 1913. 
61 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Tissue-covered frontispiece and 3 additional b&w photographs. When a mountain family receives agricultural products from their "Uncle Sam in Washington", they feel obliged to visit him to giv e their thanks. Small foxing mark and small corner crease on frontispiece, tiny chip at fore-edge of half-title page, minor browning to endpapers, light browning to edges of textblock and edges of boards, small watermark on rear board, sma l l t e a r a t top of hinges, wrinkling at top of spine, small areas of insect damage at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has insect damage, chips, tears and wrinkling at edges; moderate soiling and browning; some small stains on front panel e dg e s - no w i n mylar sleeve. Good/Fair 
Price: 50.00 USD
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1961 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Johnny Gruelle. 
95 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial front cover, yellow endpapers, b&w and color illustrations throughout. Raggedy Ann and Andy, Millicent the puppydog and Uncle Unk & Auntie Aunt follow a beautiful golden butterfly on an adventure that takes them to a house that makes people invisible, a singing cow and leads to the ending of a greedy magician's magic spell. small minor wrinkle to fore-edge of pages, light lean to spine, moderate edge wear, tiny scuff on front board, minor rubbing on rear board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Burnstown, Ontario General Store Publishing House 1994 1896182119 / 9781896182117 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
208 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs, map. "Like many of his friends, Charlie Hobbs was eager to join up when (WWII) broke out in 1939. Who wanted to take a bank manager's course when you could fly with the RCAF? After qualifying as an airgunner, Charlie sailed for England in 1941 and spent the next two years flying over Europe with the #83 and #207 squadrons. Leaves spent in London and with Aunt Jennie in Scotland provided welcome respites from the terrors of war for Charlie and his chum, Cam, and both looked as if they would be two of the lucky ones. Then Cam was shot down. Six months later, Charlie, too, was shot down in a fiery crash that killed his pilot. Reunited in the same POW camp, Charlie and Cam found themselves forced to plumb depths of resourcefulness they never knew they had, in circumstances they never knew existed. 'Charlie's Story' is all about hope, friendship and the strength of the human spirit." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
12 Innes, Michael. LORD MULLION'S SECRET.
London Gollancz 1981 057502903X / 9780575029033 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
192 pp, 8vo (8" H). "Mullion Castle is a very Stately Home. When the paying customers aren't cluttering up the place, it's the home of the Earl and his family, who include his delightful daughters Patty and Boosie, and dotty Great-aunt Camilla. Also his wife, whose portrait he has now commissioned his old schoolfellow, Charles Honeybath R.A., to paint. Honeybath (is) an astute and inquisitive observer of events; and now he has another intriguing complex of puzzles to ponder over. For instance, who has removed a valuable Hilliard miniature, an ancestral portrait, and substituted an obvious print; and why? Who has removed two of Great-aunt Camilla's water-colours of Italian scenes, and substituted sketches made by her in France; and again, why? And how does it come about that a young undergardener, with the name of Swithin, should posses the family features so strikingly, and be such an attraction to Lady Patience - i.e., Patty? Honeybath addresses himself to these and other teasing problems, while Michael Innes goes his own witty, engaging, tongue-in-cheek way, following what may seem to be a predictable course but surprising us all, Honeybath included, at the finish." Tiny dint on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, soft crease at top of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Daytona Beach Rook Press Limited, Numbered Editions. Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket - (as issued) Karl H. Krause. Inscribed by author/illustrator.
3 hand printed and bound volumes, 9" H. "Beulah" - 1970, dark blue cloth with white lettering and Rook Press emblem on front board, 25 pp, No. 25 of 52 copies. Lino & woodcuts in /black/pink/white /blue/orange. Inscribed on title page: "April 22 - 1975 / A near lifetime has / just been reviewed / by two old men, one F___ D___, the / other / Kark Krause". An old man and his beagle, Beulah, are stopped in their travels across Florida by a sinkhole in the road and end up helping at a birth that is also attended by three strangers bearing gifts. An almost-Christmas story, but it's January 6th and the baby is a girl. "Tommy" - 1972, reddish brown cloth with dark brown lettering on spine and front board, Rook Press emblem on front board, unpaginated, No. 12 of 52 copies. Linocuts in pink/black/orange /red/green/blue/gray. Inscribed on dedication page: "Christmas '72 / To Ruth & Fred / Best Wishes / Karl". A year (1908) in the life of four and a half year old Tommy, who lives in Toronto, Canada. Each month has a page of text within a colour border and is faced with a full page linocut. Father bring home a phonograph, Tommy and Charles get measles, fresh vegetables are delivered by horse and cart, the family visits Sunnyside and watch bicyle races, Tommy starts kindergarten, gas lighting is installed at home and Christmas is celebrated. "952 King" - 1974, light and dark green cloth with dark green lettering on spine and front board, dark green Rook Press emblem on front board, floral endpapers, 27pp, No. 14 of 55 copies. Pen & ink sketches, with the "frontispiece and the illustration on page 22 colored by hand." Inscribed on limitation page: "Merry Christmas / to Ruth and Fred / Karl / 1974". Christmas Eve, 1913 and Tommy learns surprising things about his family, even Aunt Bessy who lives at 952 King Street West, Toronto. Small stamp from bookstore on front free endpapers and at the bottom of the title page of 952 King. All volumes are protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 250.00 USD
Ace, New York, (1994, 1995), Ist editions. 
230 pp, 264 pp, - mass market paperbacks - 2 volumes. "A secret cult has risen up to destroy the elves of the world. Their final triumph will come when they summon one of the Higher Darklings with a sacrifice of royal blood. Jael was born of royal and elvan blood. Which means her life is on the line. But her feisty Aunt Shadow knows what she needs to survive...A little dagger. And a lotta luck..." Interiors - inside of covers of book 2 browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - minor edge wear, tiny tear at on rear cover of book 2, spine flat and uncreased. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
Lester & Orpen Dennys, Toronto, 1986, first edition. 
216 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0886191343 "One spring morning in 1815, in the highlands of Scotland where spirits and witches are a fact of life and the ancient feast of Beltane is still celebrated, fifteen-year-old Mary U rquhart hears her beloved cousin Duncan calling her to join him - from three thousand miles away in Upper Canada. Yet his call is so urgent that Mary sets off alone across the ocean to find him, braving the sea-voyage to Quebec, and makin g h e r w a y up the St. Lawrence until she finally comes to Hawthorn Bay on Lake Ontario - only to discover that Duncan is dead, and that her aunt and uncle have moved on. Mary is not just alone in this frightening land of primeval forests - sh e i s al so mi su nd e rstood by the practical Yankees who have settled in the district, and who distrust her powers of 'second sight' and her Gaelic belief in ghosts and witches. For despite Duncan's death, Mary still hears his voice calling her to j oi n h im. Bu t a s s he battles threatening dark forces and fights for her survival, Mary unexpectedly finds friendship - with cheerful Patty and little Henry, with Owena, the quiet Indian who recognizes the healing powers in her, and with Lu ke - s o ve ry d i ffer ent from 'D uncan the black' enthralling historical tale of mystery and love." By the author of 'The Root Cellar'. Very light browning to edges of textblock, minor edge wear to boards, minor wrinkling at top/bott om o f s pine . Du st ja ck et ha s ve ry mi nor edge wear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/ spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
DOUBLE SPELL., Lunn, Janet.  Illustrated by A.M. Calder.
16 Lunn, Janet. Illustrated by A.M. Calder. DOUBLE SPELL.
Peter Martin, Toronto, 1968, first edition. 
134 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. When twelve-year-old twins, Jane and Elizabeth, purchase an old doll from an antique shop on Yonge Street in Toronto, it leads them of a mysterious journey into their family's p ast. Previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, minor browning/soiling to edges of textblock and boards, tiny bump to bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has very minor edge wear/wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
MRS GATTY AND MRS EWING., Maxwell, Christabel.  (Margaret Gatty and Juliana Horatia Ewing.)
17 Maxwell, Christabel. (Margaret Gatty and Juliana Horatia Ewing.) MRS GATTY AND MRS EWING.
Constable, London, (1949), Ist edition. 
256 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Color frontixpiece, 6 plates. "Margaret Gatty and Juliana Horatia Ewing were mother and daughter. Christabel Maxwell is a grand-daughter of Mrs Gatty and a niece of Mrs Ewing. This biography of two remarkable (Victorian) women (authors), based on letters and diaries seen by no one these last fifty years and hitherto never fully utilised, can therefore fairly claim to be a 'standard family biography' in the completest form. Mrs Gatty...was a naturalist of repute, the founder and editor of 'Aunt Judy's Magazine' and the author...of five series of 'Parables from Nature'...Mrs Ewing...(was) one of the best-loved writers of books for children. 'The Brownies', 'Lob-lie-by-the-f i r e', 'Jackanapes', 'Jan of the Windmill, 'Daddy Darwin's Dovecot' - these and half a dozen other stories are an inablienable part of the childhood memories of most persons of fifty or more years of age..." Light edge wear to boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light dust soiling to top of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several tiny to small closed tears - some with creases, light to moderate soiling - mainly on rear panel, waterstain at bottom of spine, a f ew small light water marks on spine, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds. VG/G+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
Faber and Faber, London, (1972), Ist edition. 
190 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Life for Zelma McCrum was such a highly coloured affair that she put the rest of the Third Form in the shade and it was inevitably Zelma who spread the most sensational piece of news that the form - or anyone else - had ever heard. All the same, Zelma wasn't the only person to whom things happened - what about Emmy Pratt, who to the surprise of even her closest friend was chosen to be May Queen, what about Bill Timmins, newly appointed monitor, and his first experience of power, or Zelma's aunt whose stylish hat was caught in the teeth of the dinosaur in the Museum, or Mr. Bishop who always expected the worst and sometimes got it? These stories about the experiences of pupils in a country school are funny, perceptive and true to life." Small "star" stamp on front pastedown, light wrinkling at top of spine, tiny crease at top corner of a few pages, tiny bump to top corner of boards, minor soiling and very light edge wear on boards, small very light stain on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light wrinkling along top edge, several tiny dents on spine and front hinge, minor rubbing. VG-/VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
CHRONICLES OF AVONLEA., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
19 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) CHRONICLES OF AVONLEA.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1970 0770000436 / 9780770000431 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
306 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), purple cloth with silver lettering on spine and front board, small illustration of Green Gables on front board. By the author of "Anne of Green Gables". "(C)onsists of stories of Avonlea and the surrounding district - Grafton, Spencervale, Carmody, White Sands, and the beautiful countryside, with which readers of the earlier Anne books are already familiar." Contents: The Hurrying of Ludovic; Old Lady Lloyd; Each in His Own Tongue; Little Joscelyn; The Winning of Lucinda; Old Man Shaw's Girl; Aunt Olivia's Beau; The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's; Pa Sloane's Purchase; The Courting of Prissy Strong; The Miracle at Carmody; The End of a Quarrel. Light edge wear, light wrinkling and minor fading at top/bottom edges of spine, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light wear/creases at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small edge tear, some light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
EMILY CLIMBS., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
20 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) EMILY CLIMBS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart Reprint Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
312 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H). Copyright date of 1925, but this is a later printing - medium blue cloth with darker blue lettering on spine and front board. The second book in the 'Emily' trilogy. Emily Starr of New Moon, Blair Water, persues her goal to become a great writer and a credit to the Clan Murray who look upon her strange talent with grave forebodings. Previous owner's name, date and notation in ink on free front endpaper; small light stains in margins of last two pages and on free rear endpaper; very light browning and a few tiny stains on edges of text block; very light edge wear; spine has fading and darkening to color; minor rubbing and soiling; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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