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THE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF HYMNS., Barker, Cicely Mary.
1 Barker, Cicely Mary. THE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF HYMNS.
Blackie, London, 1986, reissue. 
93 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0216919576 Pictorial endpapers, b&w illustrations, color plates. "In this new edition, a few of the original hymns have been replaced by now more popular ones, but the illustrations by Cicely Mary Barker still retain their characteristic charm and innocence. Including such favourite hymns as 'Now the Day is Over' and 'The Lord's My Shepherd'; and complete with music harmony for every hymn, this is an ideal collection for every fa mily." Includes Christmas carols. Slight waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing and soiling, 1' light close line perforation on front panel. Near F i n e / V e r y G ood- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SPRING SONGS WITH MUSIC FROM "FLOWER FAIRIES OF THE SPRING"., Barker, Cicely Mary.  Music by Olive Linnell.
2 Barker, Cicely Mary. Music by Olive Linnell. SPRING SONGS WITH MUSIC FROM "FLOWER FAIRIES OF THE SPRING".
London Blackie & Son Hard Cover Very Good - Poor Cicely Mary Barker. 
Unpaginated (approx. 52 pp.), 9 3/4" H. No publication date present, but inscription on front free endpaper is dated Xmas 1926, so probably the first edition. Blue cloth spine, gray paper-covered boards with dark blue lettering and pasted on "Speedwell Fairy" illustration on front board. 12 delightful, colour plates tipped in (including frontispiece) - all in very good condition. B&w drawings by C.M.B. on title and final page. Music notation for voice and piano. Includes: The Song of the Primrose Fairy; The Song of the Windflower Fairy; The Song of the Groundsel Fairy; The Song of the Lords-and-Ladies Fairy; The Song of the Daffodil Fairy; The Song of the Larch Fairy; The Song of the Heart's-ease Fairy; The Song of the Lady's Smock Fairy; The Song of the Dog-Violet Fairy; The Song of the Stitchwort Fairy; The Song of the Daisy Fairy; and The Song of the Bluebell Fairy. Faint ink Christmas gift inscription (1926) on front pastedown, one separation between two page gatherings but pages are holding firmly in binding, very light browning to pages and endpapers, scattered tiny foxing marks at top of rear pastedown, light browning to edges of text block and boards - a bit more at top of rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some light edge wear - mainly at corners and on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has three large pieces missing on rear panel, seeveral edge chips and tears with creases, light to moderate rubbing with some light soiling, now protected in a mylar paper-backed sleeve. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
EAST OF ALGIERS., Castle, Douglas.  Illustrated by Ellis Silas.
3 Castle, Douglas. Illustrated by Ellis Silas. EAST OF ALGIERS.
Blackie & Son, London, n.d. 
288 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 4 b&w plates. "When H.M. destroyer 'Screel' off Algiers is diverted to go to the aid of an aircraft in trouble, none of the crew has the least inkling that this incident is the starting-poin t of a long-drawn-out chase and a bewildering chain of strange adventures. In particular, Peter Watson, the 'Screel's' young sub-lieutenant, tumbles into more than one tight corner both at sea and ashore on the trail of the mysterious fre i g h t e r i n which two eminent scientists, captured by an unknown Power, are held prisoners. The chase, directed by Mr. Venners, unconventional secret-service agent, leads from Algiers to Cairo and Port Said and on into the Indian Ocean, where a t er ri bl e c yc lo n e complicates the plans of pursuer and pursued alike. The enemy is ruthless and determined, the most formidable among them being a grossly fat Armenian, the spider at the centre of countless webs of intrigue throughout th e E ast . But wh er e doe s D ri scoll, Peter's American rescuer, fit into the picture? It needs some time before this and other baffling questions are answered and Mr. Venners finally accomplishes his mission. The result is a rousing story, told by an a ut hor who obv io usly has a thorough knowledge of the sea and the ports which form his background." Minor foxing to endpapers, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, slight fading to top/bottom edges of spine and boar ds, v ery lig ht f oxin g t o edg es of te xtblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several very small chips and tears, light rubbing, light soiling on rear panel, old price sticker on front flap. VG-/VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
4 Havilton, Jeffrey. Frontispiece by H.M. Brock. HAROLD COMES TO SCHOOL.
Blackie & Son, London, n.d. 
208 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Harold was neither a master nor a pupil, but when he came to Topham's House at Thatford School he exercised greater influence and was the cause of more excitement than had he been either. For Harold was a monkey with a capacity for mischief in reverse proportion to his tiny size..." Presentation inscription on back of frontispiece, light foxing to top edge of boards, very light browning to pages, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has a few small closed tears and tiny chips - creases at top of spine, light foxing along top of flaps, rubbing to rear panel, bright front panel illustration. VG/VG- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
A FINAL RECKONING: A TALE OF BUSH LIFE IN AUSTRALIA., Henty, G.A.
5 Henty, G.A. A FINAL RECKONING: A TALE OF BUSH LIFE IN AUSTRALIA.
London Blackie & Son Hard Cover Very Good - W.B. Wollen. 
352 pp, 7 5/8" H. Dark blue cloth with beige and black lettering on spine and front board, illustration of mounted rider on front board and 'native' on spine in brown/beige/black/blue. Eight b&w plates (collated). No date, but 1908 written on front free endpaper. When a young lad, Reuben Whitney, finds he doesn't fit in to the expectations of early 19th century England, he boards the sailing ship 'Paramatta' for Australia. He joins the mounted police, helping to put down bush-rangers and native people and through a series of adventures, finds contentment. A product of its times, the story is not racially sensitive and might cause offence. Previous owner's name and date on verso of frontispiece, light browning to edges of text block, very small liquid mark on top of text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, one very small corner bump, small sticker ghost mark on rear board, slight darkening to spine color. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CICELY MARY BARKER AND HER ART., Laing, Jane.
6 Laing, Jane. CICELY MARY BARKER AND HER ART.
London Frederick Warne 1995 0723240515 / 9780723240518 3rd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine Cicely Mary Barker. 
128 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w, with many reproductions of the flower fairies. "Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies books, published in the first half of the century, are known and loved around the world. They were created by a quiet, unassuming and dedicated artist, who was nevertheless remarkably successful, spending her life illustrating many children's books and selling hundreds of watercolours and pastels." Contents: Introduction; Flower Fairy Paintings; Paintings of Children; Religious Works; List of Cicely Mary Barker's Books and Other Works; Acknowlegements; Index. Tiny scuff on rear board. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
CICELY MARY BARKER AND HER ART., Laing, Jane.
7 Laing, Jane. CICELY MARY BARKER AND HER ART.
London Frederick Warne 1995 0723240515 / 9780723240518 3rd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Cicely Mary Barker. 
128 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w, with many reproductions of the flower fairies. "Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies books, published in the first half of the century, are known and loved around the world. They were created by a quiet, unassuming and dedicated artist, who was nevertheless remarkably successful, spending her life illustrating many children's books and selling hundreds of watercolours and pastels." Contents: Introduction; Flower Fairy Paintings; Paintings of Children; Religious Works; List of Cicely Mary Barker's Books and Other Works; Acknowlegements; Index. Minor wear and minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor corner wear. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
FIFTY YEARS AND MORE OF SPORT IN SCOTLAND: DEERSTALKING, SALMON FISHING, GROUSE SHOOTING AND OTHER PLEASANT MEMORIES, 1880-1932.  Bound with: THE RED DEER OF LANGWELL AND BRAEMORE, 1880-1932 / WITH A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE FLORA OF CAITHNESS., Portland, Duke of.  With Robert Moyes Adam and John R. Kennedy.  Introduction by Lady Ottoline Morrell.
8 Portland, Duke of. With Robert Moyes Adam and John R. Kennedy. Introduction by Lady Ottoline Morrell. FIFTY YEARS AND MORE OF SPORT IN SCOTLAND: DEERSTALKING, SALMON FISHING, GROUSE SHOOTING AND OTHER PLEASANT MEMORIES, 1880-1932. Bound with: THE RED DEER OF LANGWELL AND BRAEMORE, 1880-1932 / WITH A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE FLORA OF CAITHNESS.
London Faber and Faber 1933 First Editions. Hard Cover Good No Jacket W. Eglinton, R.I., R.C.A., colour plates. Signed by Author
Two books bound in one, both first editions, 10 1/2" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and monogram on spine and front cover, top edge gilt - similar binding to the separately bound editions, but without the publisher name at bottom of spine. Signed in pencil on front free endpaper: "From / Portland / August 11 36". "Fifty Years and More of Sport in Scotland", 174 pp, is the Faber and Faber first edition of 1933 and "The Red Deer of Langwell and Braemore", 190 pp, is the Blackie & Son first edition of 1935. Illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, two fold-out maps, and five tipped-in colour plates by W. Egglinton (all illustrations are present). "Fifty Years" contents: Preface; Introduction; The Caithness Estates; Deerstalking; Stalkers; Salmon Fishing - The Garry - The Tay - The Helmsdale; Grouse; Hawking; Wild Life in Caithness; Travel: Then and Now; Odds and Ends; Appendixes: Owners of Langwell and Braemore; Tables of Royals, Salmon and Grouse Killed; Langwell Forest During the Great War; Notes on Caithness Birds, by John R. Kennedy, B.M.; The Eagle's Nest on Smean Rock, 1933; Index. "The Red Deer" contents: Stags Illustrated and Described; Oddities; Supplementary; The Flora of Caithness: A Brief Account, by Robert M. Adam, F.L.S.; The Mosses of Caithness. "Fifty Years and More of Sport in Scotland" has light browning to pages and fore-edge/bottom edge of text block. "The Red Deer" has light toning in page margins and on fore-edge/bottom of text block. Some light rubbing to top of text block, light rubbing and some light colour variation on boards, browning/darkening to spine and edges of boards, several small scuffs with colour loss on rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small slight bump at corners and at top edge of front board, small areas of shelf soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 325.00 USD
 
 
IN THE GREAT WHITE LAND:  A TALE OF THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN., Stables, Gordon, Dr., R.N.  Illustrations by Ambrose de Walton.
9 Stables, Gordon, Dr., R.N. Illustrations by Ambrose de Walton. IN THE GREAT WHITE LAND: A TALE OF THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN.
Blackie & Son, London, n.d. 
288 pp, 7 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Colour frontispiece and 3 b&w plates. The adventures of two boys, Charlie and Walt, who sail on the barque 'Walrus' to the Arctic and Antarctic. Browning to endpapers, very light browning to pages, lig ht browning small foxing marks and light soiling to edges of textblock, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one page with tiny edge tear, light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket several large chips, several closed tears - some archivally tape d , c r e a s e s on front panel, moderate rubbing/soiling on rear panel, light soiling on spine, crease down front flap, two tiny holes on front flap-fold. Scan shows the book without the dust jacket. Good+/Fair to Poor 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CASTLE CATS., Surman, Richard.
10 Surman, Richard. CASTLE CATS.
HarperCollins, London, 1995, first edition. 
90 pp, square small 8vo (7 3/4" H x 7 3/4" W), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0006279457 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "Richard Surman travelled the length and breadth of Britain and Ireland in pursuit of another group of privil eged creatures, the 'Castle Cats'. At Penhow in South Wales, he was greeted at the drawbridge by Sophie and Runcie. Sumo, the great wrestling cat of Hever Castle, treated him to a neck lock. Rockingham's Brandy tried to escape through a s e c r e t t u nnel, whilst at Dunrobin in the north-east of Scotland, George haunts his own stone turret. William and Harriet at the Tower of London have worked out novel ways of enjoying the ravens without risk. Crathes Castle cats observe eac h ov er w ar il y t hr ough arrow slits. Buzzards are a hazard for the dainty Ellie at Dunvegan, on the Isle of Skye. Ripley is graced by Blackie, a dreadlocked feudal retainer who fiercely defends his castle demesne. As usual, feline misdemean ou rs abo und : B ran dy hi des in the pantry eating roast pheasant; Sumo's habit of leaping onto shoulders (especially in the dark) has scared the life out of his owner; at Dunrobin, the Hamlet-like George wanders disconsolately along the seashor e. Fr om a rist ocra t to wa rder , th e 'Castle Cats' fulful their duties in a typically unpredictable and hilarious way." Dust jacket has crease at top edge of rear panel, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ADVENTURES OF DOLLY DORMOUSE., Tyrrell, Marla.
11 Tyrrell, Marla. THE ADVENTURES OF DOLLY DORMOUSE.
Blackie and Son, London, n.d. 
Unpaginated, 10 1/4" H, hard cover (red cloth spine, beige paper covered boards with red lettering and illustration on front board) - no dust jacket. Charmingly illustrated by the author in colour and b&w. When Dolly the Dormouse leaves her countr yside home for adventure in town, she finds that some are more pleasurable than others. While owls, trains and mouse traps cause concern, there are also new friends to meet, parties to attend and foods to sample. In the end though, she deci d e s t h a t country life is the best. Small edge tear on four pages archivally taped, small notation at top of free front endpaper, 3" split in paper at top of front inside hinge - holding well. light to moderate edge wear on boards and top/bott om o f s pi ne , light browning to edges of text block, light thin line stain on front cover. Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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