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THE MARRIAGE BED., Beresford-Howe, Constance.
1 Beresford-Howe, Constance. THE MARRIAGE BED.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1981, first edition. 
232 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771595549 "Meet Anne Graham, mother of three-year-old Martha and one-year-old Hugh, young, attractive, heavily pregnant - and alone. Things have not worked out at all the way Anne intended. Her teenage plans of marrying a rich Older Man who would put her through university were thwarted when Max, the first suitable candidate to come along, married Anne's mother, Billie, instead. Then her promising academic career was cut sh o r t w h e n her first real romance led to an unexpected pregnancy and an early marriage. Finally, and much more recently, her stable home life crumbled with her husband's announcement that he was leaving her to move into a commune with his secr et ar y. N ow s he is a housebound single mother of two and three-quarter children, whose intellectual life has shrunk to stolen moments of bedtime reading....The solution to her problem is clear to her friends and neighbours. She must find som eon e t o m i nd the ch ild r en and then go back to school or get at job. It's obvious. Or is it? Once again, Constance Beresford-Howe has approached a common theme from an uncommon point of view, with her own blend of perceptiveness and ironic hum our. Th e res ult is a boo k that is gritty, entertaining, and, ultimately, optimistic - just like its heroine." Minor edge wear, a few tiny foxing marks on top of textblock, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny faint scuff on fron t boa rd. Dust ja cket has ligh t edg e wear/wrinkling, a few tiny edge tears, minor rubbing/soiling, tiny scuff on front panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ENID BLYTON'S BEDTIME ANNUAL.  1968., Blyton, Enid.
2 Blyton, Enid. ENID BLYTON'S BEDTIME ANNUAL. 1968.
Manchester World Distributors 1968 Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket Jo Berryman. 
93 pp, small 4to (10 5/8" H), glazed pictorial boards. Profusely illustrated in colour. A collection of stories, poems, games and puzzles. Full of fairies, goblins elves, wizards, dragons, pixies, toys and animals! Interior - Christmas gift inscription on title page, edges of pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - light rubbing to glossy boards, small bump to bottom of spine, light wear at top corners, small area of discoloration at top corner of front board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Groom, Arthur. Illustrated by Violet M. Williams. MY PICTURE BOOK OF PRAYERS NO. 2.
Dean, London, 1959. 
Unpaginated, 10 5/16" H, hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. Colour illustrations throughout. A collection of prayers for children. Small air bubbles under rear pastedown, small bumps at corners of boards, wear and small bump at to p/bottom of spine, small tear at bottom of front hinge, very light rubbing on glossy boards. Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
OUR FRIENDLY FRIENDS., Slobodkin, Louis.
4 Slobodkin, Louis. OUR FRIENDLY FRIENDS.
Vanguard, N.Y., 1951, first edition. 
Unpaginated, oblong (9 3/16" H x 11" D), hard cover in dust jacket. "Delightful verses and three-color illustrations (by the author) tell of a day among 'Our Friendly Friends'. The book emphasizes the proper social relationships with these friendl y animals....the story ends at nightfall (when our friendly friends go home as they should)....which makes this book especially appropriate for bedtime and quiet time." A companion to Mr. Slobodkin's "The Friendly Animals". Heavy edge wea r t o b o a r ds, slight bump to bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has heavy edge wear, several small chips and tears, small pice missing from bottom of spine, old tape repairs (on inside) to tears on top half of spine, tiny speck on e a ch p a ne l ne ar hinge, light rubbing. Good/Fair 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TALES OF THE PUNJAB:  FOLKORE OF INDIA., Steel, Flora Annie.  Notes by R.C. Temple.  Foreword by Patricia Barrett Perkins.
5 Steel, Flora Annie. Notes by R.C. Temple. Foreword by Patricia Barrett Perkins. TALES OF THE PUNJAB: FOLKORE OF INDIA.
New York Greenwich House 1983 0517425874 / 9780517425879 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good- Good- J. Lockwood Kipling. 
326 pp, 8 3/16" H. B &w illustrations. Originally printed in 1894. "At the turn of the (20th) century, Flora Annie Steel traveled through India, and spending countless hours, listened to the village storytellers and gathered their tales together into this brilliant and definitive collection, sifting and carefully selecting the most vivid stories in their best form, but not doctoring them in any way, not even in the language. She preserved the rough, ready wit, their drama, poetry, and humanity. In addition, J. Lockwood Kipling (Rudyard Kipling's father) designed a host of ingenious and charming illustrations to accompany them, full of the flavor of India. And R.C. Temple prepared notes that give a thorough background for the tales and define certain unfamiliar words. Here are tales of wizards and princes, of serpents and talking beasts, of enchantments, temporary deaths, and restoration of lost limbs. But underneath it all, we recognize the universal evils and timeless values of mankind: jealousy is a constant motive and reason for deadly assault, but beauty, truth, and honor conquer evil in the end. In these stories, the devotee of folklore will find a wealth of material to dissect; the parent, a wealth of bedtime stories; and all readers will find entertainment as delightful and exciting as any by the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, or Aesop, but with its own unique Indian character and setting." Light to moderate edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some areas of light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has chips, tears (archivally taped) and creases - mainly at top edge, light edge wear elsewhere, minor edge browning, soft wrinkles on front panel, protected in mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ART OF BABAR:  THE WORK OF JEAN AND LAURENT DE BRUNHOFF., Weber, Nicholas Fox.
6 Weber, Nicholas Fox. THE ART OF BABAR: THE WORK OF JEAN AND LAURENT DE BRUNHOFF.
New York Harry N. Abrams 1989 0810918935 / 9780810918931 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff. 
191 pp, 12" H. Bright red cloth with blindstamped Babar on front board, white lettering on spine, yellow endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, b&w and colour reproductions. "Babar was created by the painter Jean de Brunhoff, who produced the first seven books of the series between 1931 and 1937, the year of his untimely death. In 1946 his artist son Laurent took up where Jean had left off. He wrote and illustrated his first Babar book when he was twenty-one and has now done thirty Babar books. In bringing Babar back, Laurent was holding on to an enchanted childhood as well as keeping alive the legacy of his beloved father. The elephant actually had been the invention of his mother, Cecile, who thought up the first adventure one evening as a bedtime story for Laurent and his younger brother, Mathieu. In 'The Art of Babar' (the author) has worked with Laurent de Brunhoff to recapture aspects of the artist's childhood in France and the values that he grew up with. He has a lot to say about how both he and his father used watercolor, and the author has explored this technical aspect of their art. The reader is presented with the development from rough sketches to final illustrations; much of this material has never before been reproduced." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BEDTIME STORY., Wiersema, Robert J.
7 Wiersema, Robert J. BEDTIME STORY.
Toronto Random House Canada 2010 0679313753 / 9780679313755 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
479 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Novelist Christopher Knox knows all about books. Real life, however, has spiraled to the point where he barely knows his own son. Separated from his wife and battling writer's block, Chris still finds joy in one thing: reading 11-year-old David his nightly bedtime story. When Chris introduces David to a fantasy novel by a long-forgotten author, his reluctant reader is enthralled. The curious old book becomes the centre of the boy's life - until one night, when a mysterious seizure leaves him unconscious. As doctors puzzle over David's condition, Chris makes a critical discovery. Convinced that the novel is responsible for David's affliction, Chris races desperately from Victoria to New York to Washington State in search of the truth. Meanwhile, David wakes up within the fantasy world of the book. As his father struggles to save him in the real world, where the boy's condition is worsening, David fights for his life in a reality designed to capture the hearts - and souls - of children just like him. (A) heart-wrenching story about the courage of a family, of a boy who must grow up in the blink of an eye - and the magical power of the imagination." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Wright, Wayne W. THORNTON W. BURGESS: A DESCRIPTIVE BOOK BIBLIOGRAPHY. REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION.
Sandwich, Massachusetts The Thornton W. Burgess Society 2000 962117110 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
187 pp, 9 1/4" H. Numerous b&w illustrations plus 4 color plates. "Wayne W. Wright, the compiler of the descriptive bibliography of Burgess's books, originally published in 1979, has revised and enlarged the work. This new edition has even more illustrations, including color pictures of book covers. It includes physical descriptions of each American edition of Burgess's books, a chronology of his publications, a collection of different artists' conceptions of the most famous Burgess character, Peter Rabbit, and a checklist of sources on Burgess and his works. The updated edition contains descriptions of new volumes published since 1979, more information on the many picture books, and listings of more foreign editions and anthologies containing Burgess stories." Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
WHEN THE WIND STOPS., Zolotow, Charlotte.  Illustrated by Joe Lasker.
9 Zolotow, Charlotte. Illustrated by Joe Lasker. WHEN THE WIND STOPS.
Abelard-Schuman, New York, 1962. 
Unpaginated, 10 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in colour. "It has been a good day for the little boy. He and his friend had played in the garden. There had been icy lemonade under the shade of the pear tree. And his fa ther had read him a story on the porch in the evening. Now his mother came to tuck him in bed. 'Why does the day have to end?' he asked. His mother showed him the pale sliver of moon rising above the pear tree. She told him the day must e n d s o n ight could begin, 'the night with moon and stars and darkness and quiet for you to have sweet dreams in'. 'But where does the sun go?' the boy asked. 'Where does the wind go when it stops?' 'Where does the dandelion fluff go when it bl ow s a wa y? ' T he questions and answers go on as the mother helps the boy to understand that nothing really ends, but only changes shape or form to become the beginning of something else. Reassured, the boy goes gladly to bed, full of the timele ss wo nd er of th e w orld around him." School name/address ink stamp on front endpapers, light fading to edges of boards, small dent on spine. Dust jacket has is price clipped, has several chips and tears - archivally taped, small dent on spine, lig ht edg e w rin kli ng, small area of green watercolor paint on front panel, minor browning. Good/Fair 
Price: 12.00 USD
 


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