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Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1924 Hard Cover Very Good Good Katharine Sturges. 
149 pp, 9 1/8" H. Orange cloth with black lettering on spine, black border and color pastedown on front board. 8 color plates (including frontispiece), plus a b&w drawing at the beginning of each story. Contents: Why the Chimes Rang; The Knights of the Silver Shield; The Boy Who Discovered the Spring; The Brook in the King's Garden; The Hunt for the Beautiful; The Boy Who Went Out of the World; The Palace Made by Music; The Forest Full of Friends; The Bag of Smiles; The Castle Under the Sea; In the Great Walled Country. Very slight twist to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few very tiny dents on bottom edge of boards, very light browning to endpapers, light toning to pages, two illustration pages have a small light foxing mark in margin - also on opposite page, very light browning to edges of text block - also a very small foxing mark on the fore-edge and slight soiling on the top. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, several edge chips and two archivally taped tears, very light browning on inside, faint foxing marks at top of flaps, light soiling, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
TOMORROW'S CHAMPION., Anderson, C.W., text and lithographs by.  Signed.
2 Anderson, C.W., text and lithographs by. Signed. TOMORROW'S CHAMPION.
Macmillan, New York, 1946, first edition. 
Unpaginated, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H 11 7/16" D), hard cover in slipcase (medium brown with paste-on of foal) with additional plate laid-in. SIGNED AND NUMBERED (No. 1230) BY AUTHOR ON FIRST BLANK PAGE AFTER TEXT. Beautifully illustrated in b&w throu ghout. The story of a thoroughbred from birth through training on to the beginning of his racing career, with information on famous bloodlines woven in. Contents: A Star is Born - Perhaps; Tied to the Apron Strings; The Milk Bar Closes; S i x T h o u s and Birthdays; Give a Boy a Good Name; As the Twig is Bent; Second Spring; Tomorrow's Champion. Previous owners name on free front endpaper, two small splits in paper of inside front hinge, small foxing marks in gutter of hal-titl e p ag e, so ft c or ne r crease on first text page, two small creases at top corner of pages 3/4, two wrinkles at top of last text page, small browning marks in gutter of blank pages at rear, fore-edge of laid-in plate is lightly browned and has l igh t w ear , ti ny bro wn mar k on fore-edge of textblock, edges of textblock lightly browned, minor edge wear, small light soiling mark on rear board, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Slipcase has light to moderate soiling, 1/2" s pli t at top /bot to m fr ont cor ner joi nts, small light stain on front panel. Very Good/Good 
Price: 95.00 USD
RIVER OF LIFE., Ballard, Joy Mackinnon.
3 Ballard, Joy Mackinnon. RIVER OF LIFE.
Self-published 1983 4th Printing Stapled in Wraps Very Good - Signed by Author
72 pp, 8 1/2" H. Signed on back of title page: "Joy M. Ballard". "This collection of verses expressing some of my thoughts and feelings, is presented in the hope that it may be of help to someone, by bringing back memories, evoking a smile, lifting a spirit, stimulating positive thinking, or renewing a faith." "Joy Mackinnon Ballard was born in Toronto on April 23, 1922. She was educated at Brank-some Hall School in Toronto, received her B.A. degree from Victoria College, University of Toronto and her M.D. degree from the University of Toronto Medical School." Mother and doctor, "(s)he was diagnosed as having Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 39 and gradually became more physically disabled", but even after additional illnesses forced her to retire, she remained active in community and church groups in Toronto and Haliburton, maintaining the positive attitude and sense of humour demonstrated in her poetry. Interior - staples are rusty, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - three tiny edge tears/creases - archivally taped, tiny scuff on front hinge area and on spine, staples are rusty, scattered tiny light foxing marks on covers - mainly at edges, small faint stain on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
LOUIS WAIN'S CATS., Beetles, Chris.  With contributions from Rodney Dale and David Wootton.
4 Beetles, Chris. With contributions from Rodney Dale and David Wootton. LOUIS WAIN'S CATS.
Cambridge Worth Press 2011 1849310262 / 9781849310260 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Louis Wain. 
256 pp, square small 10to (10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w reproductions of Wain's art. "During their heyday, in the time before the First World War, Louis Wain's cats, dressed as humans, portrayed (the) stylish Edwardian world having fun; at restaurants and tea parties, going to the Races and the Seaside, celebrating Christmas and Birthdays, and disporting themselves with exuberant games of tennis, bowls, cricket and football. This is a titillating world of cats at play, uninhibited and slightly dangerous, with most group activities likely to turn into mishap, mayhem and catastrophe. This is Wain's world, funny, edgy and animated; a whole cat world. The first comprehensive exhibition of Wain's work was held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 1972 and, since then, Louis Wain has steadily become more fashionable and collected worldwide. This new biography will show many images for the first time ever, amongst 300 plates of richness and variety, all of which are reproduced faithfully from the original artwork." Dust jacket has tiny wrinkles at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few slight wrinkles on front flap 
Price: 120.00 USD
Collins, Auckland, New Zealand, 1975, first edition. 
166 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Mrs Kingi, the beloved heroine of 'This Mrs Kingi', continues her story in this delightful sequel. As she looks back on her seventy years in the small Bay of Islands area (New Zealand) that has been her home - and that of her family - for generations, Mrs Kingi ponders on the changes she has seen. Typical of these is the family of her daughter Lizzie and husband Sam. Flash and Gordon, the twins born at the end of the earlier book, are now stu rdy youngsters. Les, the oldest and Mrs Kingi's secret favourite, is away at school on a scholarship, with his future assured; and the other children are normal and healthy. Only Gus is a problem, and his grandmother worries that he may t u r n o u t t o be a bad Maori if his talent for carving and drawing is not encouraged. That is Mrs Kingi's strength, and her weakness: that she cares about everybody and everything in her immediate vicinity, from her friend Mrs Wiki's dog to the s ta te of t he wo rld in general. But there is one thing she can and does do, this 'wrinkled-up old Maori woman of no importance', as she calls herself. When faced with an agonising decision under the pressure of other people, Mrs Kingi accep ts wha t s h e f eel s a r e h er responsbilities - not only to her close family, but to all her people. The book ends on a triumphant note, as the whole district celebrates Mrs Kingi's seventieth birthday and, on the happiest day of her life, youn g G us g ives h er t he b est gi ft o f all." Light edge wear, book slightly cocked, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three tiny corner creases. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, ligh t fa ding to sp ine colo r. V ery Goo d/Ver y Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
Toronto Macmillan Company of Canada 1973 0770500617 / 9780770500610 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good- William Wheeler. 
222 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w drawings. "(When Kip) saw the old pioneer school on the Bay of Quinte that his parents proposed to make over for a summer home, something stirred his blood. What followed was actually the most wonderful summer he had ever experienced in all of his twelve years. It began when Kip heard there was an Indian Reserve nearby. Then he met Dan, the Indian boy, in the village general store. (This) is the story of his friendship with Dan, of his job in Mr. Mosely's greenhouse and his explor-ation of the countryside, and, above all, of the eventful canoe trip he and Dan take down the Trent Canal from Lakefield to Trenton. Their trail is strewn with adventures of all kinds, from their first camp-site when they hear the harsh voice in the dark, to the strange sounds at midnight on Spook Island, and the accident at Campbellford. The climax of the journey takes them in search of a pioneer ghost. Woven into the tale of summer adventures and Indian legends is Kip's longing for a dog and how he acquires Scout only to lose him again, but - there is a happy ending." Book is very slightly cocked, minor browning at top edge of spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny crease at top corner of page 181 to 200, soft dog-ear crease at top of page leaf 197/198. Dust jacket has small edge pieces missing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few edge tears and on rear hinge, edge creases - mainly at bottom of front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
New York Harcourt, Brace & World 1954 Later Printing Hard Cover Good Good Hans Fischer. 
Unpaginated, oblong (8 7/8" H x 12 3/4" D). Copyright date of 1954, but later printing with price of $4.50 on dust jacket. Endpapers with charming pattern of kittens and balls of wool, colour illustrations throughout by the author/illustrator of "Pitschi". "In a clearing in the forest lived old Lisette with her animals. There was a rooster, eight rabits, and one goat. Happiest of them all were the cats, Mauli and Ruli, and the little dog Bello, because they were allowed to sleep in the house at night and to help their beloved Lisette with the housework. On her seventy-sixth birthday, Lisette went off to the village, and while she was gone Bello and the rest of the animals prepared for her a wonderful birthday surprise. The happy occasion and its most satisfactory conclusion are vividly portrayed in strong yet delicate line and six brilliant colors by Hans Fischer, the internationally known Swiss illustrator, muralist and printmaker." Bump at bottom of spine; small tear at bottom of hinges - repaired; paper is split on inside hinges but hold very firmly, the front board has a very small stain, a tiny scuff at the top edge and some very small areas of dried glue near the top edge; tiny scuff on rear board; very small dent to top edge of both boards; light edge wear - mainly on bottom edge, slight toning to board edges; light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear, a few small and tiny edge tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; rear panel has one tiny scuff, one tiny dent, and soft wrinkling at top edge; light browning to edges; a few tiny areas of dried glue near top edge of front panel; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 70.00 USD
WINTER RISE: POEMS OF AGEING., Goldin, Grace.  Inscribed.  Wood engraving by Sara Glass.
8 Goldin, Grace. Inscribed. Wood engraving by Sara Glass. WINTER RISE: POEMS OF AGEING.
Patten Press, Richmond, Surrey, 1981, no. 492 of a limited edition of 500 copies. 
67 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 0950768901 B&w illustrations. INSCRIBED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: "FOR DOROTHY - COME AGAIN - AND AGAIN! AFFECTIONATELY GRACE NOVEMBER 1982". A collection of poems on aging, written by the poet, writer and photograph er, Grace Goldin of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. Interior - one word edited out by author in poem on page 65, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - fading to color on spine, hinges and edges of covers; light wr i n k l i n g at top/bottom edges of covers. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
Toronto Ginn and Company New edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket - (as issued) Alcy Kendrick, Corinne Malvern, and Ralph Shepherd. 
256 pp, 8 1/4" H. Published for the Catholic University of America in the 1950s (ink date of 1957 on front free endpaper), this is the second reader of the Faith and Freedom series, extending the pupil's vocabulary by 229 words. Join the children as they visit the farm, go to church and school, play games, listen to stories, celebrate Christmas, etc. Charming color illustrations showing clothes, toys, schools, stores, etc. of days-gone-by. A real nostalgia trip! School stamp and small light stains/soiling on endpapers on all endpapers, two numbers in ink on free front endpaper, large crease on free rear endpaper, light browning/foxing/soiling on edges of text block, moderate edge wear, light to moderate rubbing and a few tiny scuffs on boards. 
Price: 30.00 USD
THE SECRET OF THE CASTLE., Walker, R.A.E.  Illustrated by Rosemary Brown.
10 Walker, R.A.E. Illustrated by Rosemary Brown. THE SECRET OF THE CASTLE.
Blandford, London, n.d. 
78 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover (pale blue boards with dark blue lettering and illustration on front board, dark blue cloth spine) - no dust jacket. Colour plates and b&w drawings. Twins, Desmond and Eileen, journey to a castle on a nearby hill. On the way they meet six knights, Resolute, Fearless, Faithful, Radiant, Harmony, and Valiant who guide them through adventures with witches, giants, spectres and, finally, a dragon, while giving guidance on handling issues that arise in t h e i r l i v es and those of their friends and schoolmates. One page with a dog-ear crease, light browning to endpapers - very light on pages, bump to top corner of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge rubbing, light so il in g to bo ar ds . Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD

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