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MORE MILLY-MOLLY-MANDY., Brisley, Joyce Lankester.
1 Brisley, Joyce Lankester. MORE MILLY-MOLLY-MANDY.
Kingfisher, London, 1997, 2nd printing. 
224 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0753402009 Charmingly illustrated in b&w by the author. Map endpapers. "Distinctive in her pink-and-white striped dress, Milly-Molly-Mandy is a little girl with a kind nature, a happy spirit an d an enthusiasm for everything she does. She has found her way into the hearts of children (and adults) for over seventy years. Following on from 'The Milly-Molly-Mandy Story Book', this second omnibus edition finds Milly-Molly-Mandy, Billy B l u n t and little-friend -Susan having more adventures and even more fun. The original illustrations will bring back happy memories, so that sharing this collection with your children or grandchildren will be like introducing them to an old an d v er y de ar friend." Slight bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, small dint on front hinge, area of tiny dints on rear hinge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WORK OF E H SHEPARD., Knox, Rawle, editor.  (Ernest Shepard.)  (Penelope Fitzgerald, H.F. Ellis, Bevis Hillier.)
2 Knox, Rawle, editor. (Ernest Shepard.) (Penelope Fitzgerald, H.F. Ellis, Bevis Hillier.) THE WORK OF E H SHEPARD.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart, (Toronto, 1979). 1979 0771045441 / 9780771045448 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ernest H. Shepard. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "This volume, published to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ernest Shepard, offers the best and most characteristic of his whole range of work; it also provides a balanced appreciation of the man as artist and companion. Ernest H Shepard, 'Kipper' to his family and friends, is perhaps best known - and loved - for the children's illustrations he did for the work of A.A. Milne and for his incomparable drawings for Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows'. His output, however, was considerable and altogether he illustrated somewhere near to a hundred books. Over a period of fifty years he also had weekly drawings in Punch magazine and these too are represented here." Contents: Preface; 1879-1897: A Victorian boyhood; 1897-1914: The making of an artist (1. Willingly to work and marriage; 2. The development of the line - by Penelope Fitzgerald); 1914-1920: Guns, mud and separation; 1920-1940: Success, tragedy and professionalism; Ernest and the Punch Table by H.F. Ellis; 1940-1955: War again - and regeneration; 1955-1976: The unfading old soldier; A master of line by Bevis Hiller; Bibliography and acknowledgements; Index. Two tiny stains on free rear endpaper, small scuff on top of text block, tiny soiling mark on bottom of text block, bookplate on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling at top edge - mainly at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Lockridge, Frances and Lockridge, Richard. Illustrated by Elinore Blaisdell. THE PROUD CAT.
J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1951, first edition. 
95 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Diana had cause to be proud: she was beaufiful; she was well bred; she was beloved. And she loved her people in return. But not, oh certainly not, the two strange small-sized humans who arrived one summer day to live with the Wilsons. Patty and Howdy grieve that Diana will not make friends, but being smart children - and cat lovers too - they are patient. Even when the kittens come - the little morsels that look like b ig oysters when Patty first sees them - Diana remains aloof. Then things begin to happen - tiffs, battles, and rescues - and little by little, being wise as well as proud, Diana accepts Patty and Howdy as her friends - the happy ending of t h i s s t o r y." Very light browning to pages, light browning to edges of textblock (tiny foxing marks on top of textblock), light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump to bottom corner of both boards, minor soiling. Dust jacket has ver y se ve ra l c hi ps - larger at bottom of spine, darkening to sun faded spine color (lettering is very legible) and flap-folds, dust marking on rear panel - mainly at hinge a few tiny foxing marks, small watermark on inside of spine. Good+/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CONEJITO:  A FOLKTALE FROM PANAMA., MacDonald, Margaret Read.  Illustrated by Geraldo Valerio.
4 MacDonald, Margaret Read. Illustrated by Geraldo Valerio. CONEJITO: A FOLKTALE FROM PANAMA.
August House, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2006. 
Unpaginated, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D) hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0874837790 Illustrated in vivid colours. "When Conejito begins his school holiday, he goes to visit his Tia Monica across the mountain. He loves his Tia Monica - or is it the cakes and cookies he knows she will feed him when he arrives? But Conejito runs into a few obstacles on the way to his auntie's, including Senor Zorro, Senor Tigre, and Senor Leon. Conejito may want to eat Auntie Monica's treats, but M r . F o x , Mr. Tiger, and Mr. Lion want to eat him! With his own quick thinking and a little assistance from Tia Monica, Conejito outwits the bigger animals and makes his way safely home." Top of spine bumped. dust jacket has bump at top of sp in e. V er y Go od-/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
EMILY CLIMBS., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
5 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
 
 
EMILY OF NEW MOON., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
6 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) EMILY OF NEW MOON.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Stanley Turner dust jacket art. 
351 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H) - brown boards with silver lettering/banding on spine, silver letter "C" in box on front board (for Cavendish Library). Copyright date is 1925, but this is a later printing. The first book in the 'Emily' trilogy. "Emily Starr left 'Maywood' and 'the house in the hollow' when her father died, and went to live with Aunt Elizabeth Murray at 'New Moon', Blair Water. 'New Moon' was named after the proud sailing vessel on which the Murrays had come to P.E.I. - as long ago as 1790. That was almost as good as living on a ship, and Emily liked the thought of that. Some of Aunt Elizabeth's iron-bound ideas on bringing up little girls Emily liked considerably less. But there were compensations - Aunt Laura, who was a great deal like Mother; Mr. Carpenter, who encouraged her to write the stories which she used to tell to Father; Cousin Jimmy, who bought her the 'Jimmy book' in which to write them. That made you well on the way to being an author, like Father had been. This story of the awakening and development of a sensitive and highly creative talent is told with charm, insight and sympathy." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, slight browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, very light soiling on rear panel, tiny edge tear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
EMILY QUEST., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
7 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) EMILY QUEST.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1947 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
262 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H) - dark blue boards with silver lettering/banding on spine, silver letter "C" in box on front board (for Cavendish Library). The third book in the 'Emily' trilogy. "Here is told the story, sometimes humorous, sometimes sad, of how Emily Starr of New Moon, Blair Water, came to be a great writer and a credit to the Clan Murray who had looked upon this strange talent with grave forebodings. It is the story, also, of the love of Emily and Teddy Kent which progressed through countless vicissitudes, stranger even than Emily's own fiction, to a happy ending at Blair Water. An unusual story, sensitively told. The diary form adds a certain directness." Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, two tiny ink notations on front pastedown, small soft bump at top corner of approx. pages 100 to 225, two tiny corner bumps and tiny bump at top of rear hinge, slight fading to top edge of book. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, moderate wear on edges of spine and top/bottom edges of front panel, a few tiny tears, light soiling on rear panel, slight fadng to spine title. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
EMILY QUEST., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
8 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) EMILY QUEST.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart Reprint Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
310 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H). Copyright date of 1927, but this is a later printing - brick-coloured boards with black lettering on spine and front board. The third book in the 'Emily' trilogy. "Here is told the story, sometimes humorous, sometimes sad, of how Emily Starr of New Moon, Blair Water, came to be a great writer and a credit to the Clan Murray who had looked upon this strange talent with grave forebodings. It is the story, also, of the love of Emily and Teddy Kent which progressed through countless vicissitudes, stranger even than Emily's own fiction, to a happy ending at Blair Water. An unusual story, sensitively told. The diary form adds a certain directness." Light browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, slight fading to spine color, a few small faint liquid marks on boards and one on spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PAT OF SILVER BUSH., Montgomery, L.M.  (Lucy Maud.)
9 Montgomery, L.M. (Lucy Maud.) PAT OF SILVER BUSH.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart Reprint Hard Cover Very Good- Good+ Stanley Turner dust jacket art. 
329 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H) - medium brown boards with silver lettering/banding on spine, silver letter "C" in box on front board (for Cavendish Library). Copyright date is 1933, but this is a later printing. "A vigorous, outdoor story of youth, love and laughter. More particularly the story of Pat Gardiner and of how she grew up, chiefly by 'the trial and error' method, among the numerous great-aunts of the Gardiner connection, and of 'Jingle' Gordon and his important dog who grew up with her. Here, in the picturesque setting of rural Prince Edward Island, is told with new freshness and charm, the old story of the joys and tribulations of youth and an awakening to first love." Ink notation on bottom corner of front free endpaper: "Green Gables, P.E.I. / August 16, 1967". Pages 25 to 56 have varying small creases at lower half of front edge due to bumping, ,inor edge foxing/soiling, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate wear/creasing at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny edge chips and small tears, scattered tiny foxing marks on inside surface, corner crease on front flap, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CLEVER BILL., Nicholson, William.
10 Nicholson, William. CLEVER BILL.
London Heinemann Young Books 1999 0434804398 / 9780434804399 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good William Nicholson. 
23 pp, oblong (6 9/16" H x 9 1/4" D). The first printing of the 1999 Heinemann Young Books edition. Pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout in colour. "One of the greatest children's books of all time, 'Clever Bill' was first published in 1926. A perfect balance of text and illustration, it set the standard for the modern picture book and continues to be loved and admired throughout the world. Reproduced to the highest quality in this new edition, (it) remains as fresh and original as when it first appeared, and children and adults can delight once more in the classic and enchanting story of Mary and Clever Bill Davis." One or two tiny dents on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DANCE AND SKYLARK:  FIFTY YEARS WITH ALASTAIR SIM., Sim, Naomi.
11 Sim, Naomi. DANCE AND SKYLARK: FIFTY YEARS WITH ALASTAIR SIM.
Bloomsbury, London, 1987, first edition. 
151 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0747500525 B&w photographs. "Life with the Aunts in Edinburgh (and, periodically, in Bedford) was not always easy for Naomi and Nancy and their mother. But difficult days were offset by long summer holidays in the country, blissful days helping on the farm during which Naomi's passion for animals - especially dogs - could be enjoyed to the full. Things changed when Naomi met Alastair. She writes of the years together durin g a nd after the War, when Alastair was being recognised as a great comic actor and beginning to work in films. Naomi became his closest advisor - vetting scripts, working through his lines with him and sparking off new ideas. The young actor, Ge or g e Cole, joined the family just before their daughter, Merlith, was born and through the years he, in turn, was joined by other unofficially adopted young ones. Throughout the book, Naomi Sim consides her life, both as a child and with Alastair , w it h courage and clarity." Slight crease at top of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has minor edge wrinkling, minor browning at top edge. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 90.00 USD
 
 
A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES., Thomas, Dylan.
12 Thomas, Dylan. A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES.
London Dent 1979 0460068687 / 9780460068680 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Edward Ardizzone. 
45 pp, 9 3/4" H. Illustrated throughout in colour and b&w with Edward Ardizzone's wonderfully evocative drawings. "This magical account of Dylan Thomas's own childhood and of a Christmas Day in a small Welsh town has become a modern classic." Light wrinkle at top of spine, small bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two edge tears at top of front hinge area, very light browning at top edge of flaps, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE LARK IN THE MORN.  OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 22., Vipont, Elfrida.
13 Vipont, Elfrida. THE LARK IN THE MORN. OXFORD CHILDREN'S LIBRARY NO. 22.
London Oxford University Press 1959 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good T.R. Freeman. 
202 pp, 7 7/8" H. Dust jacket art by William Stobbs. B&w illustrations. First printing in the Oxford Children's Library series. " 'What a pity she isn't musical,' they said of Kit Haverard when she neglected her piano practice. For Kit was the youngest member of a large Quaker family which had long been famous for its interest in music. But when she went to stay with her cousins in Gramercie, Kit found that she could take part in the musical tradition of her family after all: for there she helped to make music that was very different to the sort the village teacher knew; and there she met Papa Andreas, the gentle musician whose help and guidance were to mean so much to her. Interwoven with the description of how Kit discovers her great gift is the story of her schooldays at Heryot; and we leave her looking forward with happiness to a life of singing." Previous owner's name in ink on front pastedown, tiny ink marks at top edge of free front endpaper, two page leaves with small corner crease, small bump at bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has small sticker stain on front flap, tiny ink mark at top corner of front flap, very light edge wear/wrinkling, faint line indentatiom on front panel. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 


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