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THE MANUAL OF CRICKET.  ILLUSTRATED.
1 THE MANUAL OF CRICKET. ILLUSTRATED.
London F.H. Ayers Hard Cover Good 
57 pp + advertisements, 16mo (6 1/2" H), orange cloth with reddish brown lettering and decoration on front board, lettering on spine. B&w illustrations. No date, but advertisements reference dates between 1894 and 1896. Contents: Introduction; The Bat; The Stumps; The Ball; The Batting Gloves; The Leg Guard; The Wicket-keeping Gloves; The Dress; Hints on Batting - Playing Forward / Playing Back / The Cut / The Leg-Hit / The Drive; On Bowling; The field arranged for Slow Bowling; The Field arranged for Fast Bowling; On Fielding - The Wicket-keeper / Long-stop / Point / Short Slip / Third Man / Cover Point / Mid-off and Mid-on / Short Leg / Long Leg / Long Field / The Catch; Rules of the Marylebone Club / Rules of Single Wicket / County Qualifications. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 1 1/2" x 1/2' piece missing from bottom of first page, a few very light finger marks and soft wrinkles on first few pages, tiny foxing marks on last page, light edge wear to boards, air bubbles under cloth on both boards, some light soiling and light stains on boards, tiny dent on spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
2 Alex Taylor Co. TAYLOR SPORTS GIFTS.
New York Alex Taylor Co. Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
64 pp, 9" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Gift suggestions from Alex Taylor & Co. - The House That Sport Built - Taylor Building, 22 E. 42nd St., N.Y.C. Covers everything from bridge, golf, basketball, tennis, poker, health exercising, roller skating and shooting to pens, novelty lamps, smoking accessories, desk sets, home movie equipment, book ends, beverage sets and more. No date, but a set of Walter Hagen "De Luxe" Irons (9 club, steel shafted, matched and registered set) is priced at $84.50 and the Taylor "Babe Ruth" Junior Louisville Slugger is listed at $1.00. Interior - one or two small areas of ink smudging on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - mainly on spine, one very small scuff on front cover, one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
TRANSACTIONS AND YEAR BOOK OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ENGINEERING SOCIETY.  1939., Arthur D. Smith, Alex Ironside, G.W. Williamson, G. Thomas Perry, William Bruce, Robert Boyd, et al.
3 Arthur D. Smith, Alex Ironside, G.W. Williamson, G. Thomas Perry, William Bruce, Robert Boyd, et al. TRANSACTIONS AND YEAR BOOK OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ENGINEERING SOCIETY. 1939.
University of Toronto, Toronto, 1939. 
176 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), soft cover with coil binding. B&w photographs (including several of sports teams), ads. Contents: Editorial; A Greeting from the President; The Dean's Message for 1939; President's Message, 1939; Transactions: Cavita tion; A New Profession; Electronic Tones as Developed by Hammond; Future of Pulpwood in Northern Ontario; Science in the Foundry; Mr Hoover C-22; Diesel - Electric Buses; The 1923 Engineering Alumni Bursary; Professor H.E. Haultain; Our New P r o f e s s o rs; Professor Coleman; Bob Dyer / Year Book: Engineering Society Elections, 1939; Impressions of School; "What'll I Do Now"; Clubs; School Nite; School At-Home; School Dinner; Graduation Ball; Toike Oike; Survey Camp, 1938; Years; A l th et ic s; C .O .T .C .; Rifle Association. Interior - light musty odor, color offset from coil to inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear/wrinkling, light soiling and rubbing, s li ght co rne r b ump s, lig ht to moderate browning, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
4 Atwood, Margaret. DAYS OF THE REBELS, 1815/1840.
Toronto Canada's Illustrated Heritage / N.S.L. Natural Science of Canada 1977 0919644163 / 9780919644168 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) 
128 pp, oblong (9 3/8" H x 10 3/8" D). Green cloth spine with gilt lettering, glazed pictorial boards, pictorial endpapers. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. Contents: Ordinary People; A City of Two Tales; The Fiery Sword; The Young Emigrants; The Beaver Club; Dark and Desperate Crime; A Feeling Bosom; Feudal Domains; Honourable Men; Hunters and Hangings; After the Ball; Acknow-ledgements; Index; Picture Credits. One of a series of books on Canadian history, this one written by Margaret Atwood. Slight tiny corner bumps. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Ball, Edward. THE INVENTOR AND THE TYCOON: A GILDED AGE MURDER AND THE BIRTH OF MOVING PICTURES.
New York Doubleday 2013 0385525753 / 9780385525756 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
447 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he compelling saga of an artistic genius, a ruthless railroad tycoon, and a sordid crime of passion. In frontier California 130 years ago, English immigrant Eadweard Muybridge managed to capture time and play it back on a screen, inventing stop-motion photography and moving pictures, breakthrough technologies that ushered in our age of visual media. Bankrolling his endeavor was tycoon (and former California governor) Leland Stanford, who built the west half of the transcontinental railroad and personally drove in the last golden spike. Stanford's particular obsession was whether the four hooves of a running horse ever left the ground all at once, and with Muybridge he found an answer. But personal disaster overshadowed Muybridge's remarkable achievements. A visionary artist, and technically brilliant, he was also a murderer." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Ball, Norman R., senior editor. Preface by William D. Hurst. (Phyllis Rose, Larry McNally, Paul-Andre Linteau, Christopher Andreae, Robert Passfield, A.A. Den Otter, Arnold Roos, Letty Anderson, Douglas Baldwin, Mark Fram, Jean Simonton, et al.) BUILDING CANADA: A HISTORY OF PUBLIC WORKS.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1988 0802034497 / 9780802034496 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
336 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)ells the story of the public works that helped to transform Canada from wilderness to a modern country." Contents: Bridges; Roads, Streets, and Highways; Urban Mass Transit; Railways; Waterways; Irrigation and Flood Control; Electricity; Sewerage; Solid Waste; Public Buildings; Airports; Building Cities. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing on rear panel, a few tiny dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Barringer, Lewin B. With N.H. Randers-Pehrson, Paul Schweizer, Milton Stoughton, Ernest Schweizer, Karl O. Lange & Charles H. Colvin. FLIGHT WITHOUT POWER: THE ART OF GLIDING AND SOARING.
New York Pitman 1940 Hard Cover Very Good 
251 pp, 9 1/4" H. Medium blue boards with dark blue lettering and silhouette on spine and front board. B&w photographs, drawings, diagrams. Contents: Foreword; History of Motorless Flight; Aerodynamics; Types of Gliders; Design, Construction and Maintenance; Launching Methods; Soaring Meteorology; Instruments; Flight Training; Soaring Technique; Soaring Sites; Clubs; Future of Gliding and Soaring; Appendix; Bibliography; Glossary; Index. Wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light wear at corners, slight bump to corners on rear board, slight darkening to spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 Batten, Jack. THE CLASS OF '75.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1992 0771591780 / 9780771591785 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
270 pp, 9 1/4" H. "September 1972. University of Toronto Law School. 150 students They came from across Canada - rich kids, middle class kids, and students who worked at night and on weekends to pay their fees. For some, law school was a stepping stone in a carefully thought-out career plan; others were there because they thought they'd give law school a whirl. Twenty percent of the group were women, a peak ratio at the time. They studied together for three years, working hard, being challenged by their teachers, by new ideas, and by each other. Each found a way through the maze of courses, cases, debates and exams. Then they fanned out across the country to careers as diverse as their beginnings. 1991. Judges, corporate lawyers, sole practitioners, tax specialists, labour lawyers, criminal lawyers, parliamentarians - . Jack Batten has found twenty-seven members of the class that graduated in 1975 and interviewed them at length to find out what they've been up to since." Book is clean. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FIRST GREAT AIR WAR., Bickers, Richard Townshend.
9 Bickers, Richard Townshend. THE FIRST GREAT AIR WAR.
Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1988, first edition. 
277 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0340263792 B&w photographs. "...the story of air operations during the First World War, 1914-1918, mainly on the Western Front. It was only eleven years after the Wright Brothers' fir st flight that the Royal Flying Corps set off for France and every aspect of air-fighting had to be discovered for the first time. Richard Townshend Bickers gives a fresh and challenging view of the men involved, their aircraft and the co n d i t i o n s o f war. The pilots and observers of all the combatant nations tended to be young courageous individuals, filled with a love of flying and of adventure. Their aircraft were fragile and unreliable and casualties were appallingly he av y. It w as a p e ri od of great technical advances when aerial warfare and tactical teamwork were transformed....(The author gives an account of) Lieutenant General Sir David Henderson's leading role in the formation and development of the Ro yal Fl y ing Co rps ... (an d whi le not neglecting the 'aces', he) also gives due recognition to the less famous pilots, to the usually overlooked air observers and gunners who flew in two-seater fighters, and to the crews who carried out the les s gl amor ou s bu t eq uall y im port an t re connaissance and bombing sorties...." Very light browning to edges of textblock, tiny speck on top of textblock, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top of spine, very minor rubbin g. V ery G ood +/Ver y Goo d+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
10 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Very minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR:  THE AIR VCs., Bowyer, Chaz.
11 Bowyer, Chaz. FOR VALOUR: THE AIR VCs.
London Grub Street 1992 0948817577 / 9780948817571 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
548 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. Of the 1,350 Victoria Crosses awarded since 1856, only 51 have been conferred on airmen. "Here, for the first time, are the complete and accurate biographies of each of those 51 men. Though primarily regarded as a British honour, of those 51 airmen, 16 were not British-born; coming from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Eire willingly to pledge their lives in Britain's cause during the two major world wars of this century. Resulting from several decades of private research on an international scale, and profusely illustrated, this book has undoubtedly become the standard reference work on the subject of air VCs. It also provides a lasting record of their lives and astonishing courage - a permanent tribute to every airman ever awarded a Victoria Cross." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top of spine and front flap-fold. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BUCKLAND'S BOOK OF GYPSY MAGIC:  TRAVELERS' STORIES, SPELLS & HEALINGS., Buckland, Raymond.
12 Buckland, Raymond. BUCKLAND'S BOOK OF GYPSY MAGIC: TRAVELERS' STORIES, SPELLS & HEALINGS.
San Francisco Weiser 2010 1578634679 / 9781578634675 Soft Cover Very Good 
205 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Weaving together lore, legend, and practices, (this book) revives the beliefs, spell-craft, and healing wisdom of the Romani people. From hexes and healing to tea leaves and tarot, the circle of the family and the rituals of death, this enchanted volume will delight witches, folklorists, and history lovers alike. Discover the shuvani's secrets for love, craft a talisman for vitality, and cast the Gypsy Seven tarot spread. Learn how to: Pay down the Devil to prevent an unhappy marriage; Use a traditional breadboard to divine the future; Bring your lover to you across land and sea; Maintain harmony in your home; Recognize weather omens and predict coming storms; Cure headaches with a ritual, prevent baldness with rosemary, and dozens of other healing secrets. Join Raymond Buckland around the campfire to hear stories of werewolves and vampires, mistaken identity, persecution and perseverance. Learn how the gypsy people have for centuries used wisdom and enchantments to ensure good health, happy families, and heart's desire." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light crease down spine, tiny corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
13 Cain, W.C.; Zavitz, E.J.; Rorke, L.V. REPORT OF THE MINISTER OF LANDS AND FORESTS OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO FOR THE YEAR ENDING 31st OCTOBER 1933. SESSIONAL PAPER NO. 3, 1934.
Toronto Herbert H. Ball 1934 Hard Cover Very Good - 
140 pp, 9 3/4" H. Medium blue covers with gilt lettering on spine/front board, gilt Ontario crest on front board. Minister's Annual Report; Department Inside Officers and Clerks; Department Outside Agents and Inspectors; Statement of Lands Sold and Leased, with Collections; Gross Revenue; Revenue Refunds; Receipts (Special Funds); Disbursements; Timber Cut and Amounts Accruing re Dues, etc.; Revenue from Woods and Forests; Acreage under License; Timber Areas disposed of; Locations, etc., under Free Grant Section, Public Lands Act; Lands Sold and Patented; Instruments Issued; Report of Records Branch; Report of Surveyor-General; Statement of Crown Surveys in Progress; Ditto Completed; Statement of Muncipal Surveys Ordered; Ditto Confirmed; Retracement part Interprovincial Boundary of Ontario and Quebec; Traverse Southerly Portion James Bay and Parts Moose and Harricanaw Rivers; Survey Base and Meridian Lines, District of Cochrane; Re-establishment of Township Lines at their Intersection with C.P.R., Districts of Algoma and Thunder Bay; Survey Township of Horden, District of Cochrane; Survey North Boundary of Townships of Gould, Grassett, 175 and Boundary between 176 and 182, District of Algoma; Survey South Part of Township of McKay, County Renfrew; Forestry Branch Report: Forest Fire Protection / Report of Director of Air Service / Reforestation. Slight toning to edges of pages, very light browning on rear endpapers, light soiling on boards, areas of tiny scuff marks on boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
BASEBALL JOE IN THE CENTRAL LEAGUE OR, MAKING GOOD AS A PROFESSIONAL PITCHER., Chadwick, Lester.
14 Chadwick, Lester. BASEBALL JOE IN THE CENTRAL LEAGUE OR, MAKING GOOD AS A PROFESSIONAL PITCHER.
Cupples & Leon, New York, (1914). 
246 pp, 7 5/8" H, hard cover (grey cloth with dark blue lettering/illustrations on spine and front board), in dust jacket. List of the series opposite the table of contents ends with this volume and states "Other volumes in Preparation". List on front flap of dust jacket goes to 14. Baseball Joe Pitching Wizard. "In this group of stories, Joe Matson, an upstanding youngster, through his love of the game, develops a mastery that enables him to become the leading pitcher and all around ball player in the United States. His adventures, his difficulties, and how he overcomes his obstacles; the engaging manner in which Mr. Chadwick writes, make this group of stories one of the most popular sport series ever published." Very light browning to pages and endpapers, large soft corner crease on several pages - some with minor soiling, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of textblock, one tiny corner crease. Dust jacket has large chips at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, lower third of spine is missing, heavy edge wear and creasing, archival tape repairs to several tears, browning, light soiling, front panel picture basically intact (see scan ). VG/P oor 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
TWILIGHT OF TRUTH: CHAMBERLAIN, APPEASEMENT AND THE MANIPULATION OF THE PRESS., Cockett, Richard.
15 Cockett, Richard. TWILIGHT OF TRUTH: CHAMBERLAIN, APPEASEMENT AND THE MANIPULATION OF THE PRESS.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1989, first edition. 
229 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297795481 B&w photographs. "(A) study of how the British Government manipulated the 'free' and 'independent' British press between 1937 and 1940. It tells the story of a hitherto ne glected aspect of Neville Chamberlain's ill-fated search for a 'rapproachement' with Nazi Germany and Italy, namely his assiduous and largely successful attempts to curb the hostility of the British press towards the Fascist states and enli s t t h e n e wspapers as active supporters in his policy of appeasement. Soon after coming to power in May 1937, Chamberlain learnt that Hitler regarded a 'tame' British press, free of adverse criticism of Germany, as an essential prerequisite t o an y a gr ee m en t between Germany and Britain; and for the next three years Chamberlain and his entourage at Downing Street set out to comply with Hitler's wishes - aided and abetted by the press barons. Chamberlain used a system of personal c on tac ts to cu rb th e p re ss, fully documented here for the first time, and he also relied heavily on the 'lobby' system of non-attributable political reporting to completely mislead the British people about the state of European affairs. (Thi s b ook) th rows new li ght on the role of some hitherto obscure members of Chamberlain's entourage, including his Press Secretary at Downing Street, George Steward, and Sir Joseph Ball, an ex-MI5 officer who ran the Conservative Research Depar tmen t. A t Ch amber lain' s be hest , Ba ll r an a scurrilous, anti-semitic newspaper called 'Truth' to slander his political opponents and even members of his own Cabinet. The involvement of Lord Beaverbrook, the most famous of the contemporary press propr ietor s, is also f ully revea led f or th e first time. Using original material from the Public Record Office and private archives, (it) exposes the way in which the peculiarly English customs and habits that governed relations between gover nment a nd pre ss bec ame ins titut ionali zed in the 1 930s to the permanent advantage of the government. (It) is thus a study of the system of government manipulation of the press - a system that exists to this day - as well as of Chamber lain an d appeas ement." Light brownin g to p ages an d edges of tex tblock, light wrinkling at top of spine, very light rubbing on boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
16 Cooksley, Peter G. VCs OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR: THE AIR VCs.
Wrens Park 1999 0905778340 / 9780905778341 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
204 pp, 9 7/8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "Of more than 600 Victoria Crosses awarded to British and Empire servicemen during the First World War, nineteen were awarded to airmen of the newly formed Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service. Of these, four were posthumous awards and all but one of the total were for officers. Some of these valorous airmen were from humble backgrounds and with limited education, others were collegiate men from wealthy families, but in the words of one senior officer they all had in common 'the guts of a lion'. (This book provides fascinating insights into the lives of these bravest of the brave, and of the circumstances in which they won their country's highest award for valour." Clean bright copy. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CAPTAIN COOK CHASED A CHOOK:  CHILDREN'S FOLKORE IN AUSTRALIA., Factor, June.
17 Factor, June. CAPTAIN COOK CHASED A CHOOK: CHILDREN'S FOLKORE IN AUSTRALIA.
Victoria, Australia. Penguin 1989 067081427X / 9780670814275 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good - 
290 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "(P)rovides a fascinating study of the rhymes, games, insults and other folklore that make up the rich world of Australian children's culture. It explores the folklore of specific groups such as Aboriginals, colonial and migrant children; it also raises general questions about the nature of childhood, the way in wich adult culture affects children and the future of children's play." Remainder mark on bottom of textblock at spine; discard stamp on half title page. Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very browning to edges of text block, minor corner wear, light fading to spine color, two very small corner creases, remainder mark on bottom of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SILVER CENTRE (THE STORY OF AN ONTARIO MINING CAMP)., Fancy, Peter.
18 Fancy, Peter. SILVER CENTRE (THE STORY OF AN ONTARIO MINING CAMP).
Cobalt, Ontario Highway Book Shop 1985 0889543062 / 9780889543065 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Signed by Author
145 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, diagrams. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "Silver Centre was one of Canada's celebrated mining camps. It discovered millions of dollars in silver ore (when silver's price averaged 50 cents an ounce) and probably has as much mineral wealth today in its unexamined Keewatin ground for some future economic development. But most importantly, in terms of Ontario's social history , this Silver Centre story represents the way of life for many of the people living in northern Ontario during the early years of (the twenieth) century. The story follows in detail the mining prospectors of 1907 - their silver discoveries; the early mines - their success and failures; the depressing World War I years; then rebirth with the mother lode discovery in 1920 and its climactic decade of phenomenal silver treasure; finally, the inevitable exhaustion of known deposits. Falling metal prices discourage continued searches. Mines close - sudden abandonment. This particular drama of prospectors and developers struggling with the Precambrian rocks is a constant, unifying theme. (This) is the story of a mining community and its people, of fellowship and stubborn pleasure." Very light edge wear, previous owner's name/date in ink on free front endpaper and embossed blind stamp on half-title page. A previous owner has amended the map of Silver Centre, 1924, adding the location of two rinks and a ball park, extending the left side of the map to show the rail yard, railway station and loading ramp, and filling in some squares indicating the location of buildings with red ink. Very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has a few small tears (archivally taped) and chips; moderate wrinkling along top edge; light browning - moderate on spine; light soiling and rubbing; small light stain, partial cup mark on front panel; small area of tiny perforations on rear panel; book color offset on inside surface; now in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
DAE YE MIN' LANGSYNE?  A POT-POURRI OF GAMES, RHYMES AND PLOYS OF SCOTTISH CHILDHOOD., Fraser, Amy Stewart, collected and edited by.  Illustrated by Constance and Brian Dear.
19 Fraser, Amy Stewart, collected and edited by. Illustrated by Constance and Brian Dear. DAE YE MIN' LANGSYNE? A POT-POURRI OF GAMES, RHYMES AND PLOYS OF SCOTTISH CHILDHOOD.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, (1975), first edition. 
210 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0710082339 B&w illustrations. "....a captivating collection of personal memories of childhood from over one hundred contributors - days spent in every part of Scotland, from the Shetlands to the Borders, from the Hebrides to Aberdeen. Their memories of the games they played, and the words they sang and said, provide a fascinating and unusual view of the child's world. Amy Stewart Fraser has arranged the collection into fourteen cat egories, including 'Singing Games', 'Ball Games', 'Bairns at Play', 'Country Ploys and Country Joys'. There is also an extensive glossary of words and terms. All of which contribute to Mrs. Fraser's desire to preserve the memories of a f o r g o t t e n w ay of life - when children enjoyed simple things with home-made toys and little pocket money, when they largely made their own entertainment, and the streets were safe for them to play in...." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spi ne . D us t ja ck et is price clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling. NF/VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
20 Fryer, Jane Eayre. THE MARY FRANCES KNITTING AND CROCHETING BOOK. OR, ADVENTURES AMONG THE KNITTING PEOPLE.
Philadelphia John C. Winston 1918 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Jane Allen Boyer. 
270 pp, 9 3/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, color pastedown on front board. 8 color plates (including frontispiece) showing dolls dressed in finished projects, 8 b&w plates showing techniques - collated. Many additional b&w photographs & drawings throughout the text. Mary Frances learns to knit and crochet with the help of Knit & Knack, the knitting needles, and Crow Shay Hook & Wooley Ball. Further assistance comes from the fairy world in the form of Fairly Flew. The book takes the reader through projects of increasing complexity, building on skills learned in previous chapters. A step back in time, through the dolls' outfits, we can see the fashions of early 20th century America - scarves, shawls, petticoats, caps & turbans, slippers, sweaters, wristlets, mittens, sacques, garters, hand bags, purses, muffs, boas, stoles, etc. The book concludes with a section on Red Cross knitting, including knitted helmets, bed socks, hot water bottle cover, etc. Book is slightly cocked, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, moderate browning to edges of text block and on endpapers, light browning to pages, 1" tear on page 51 archivally taped, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two faint scratch marks on rear board. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
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