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1 Baum, L. Frank. THE WIZARD OF OZ and THE MARVELLOUS LAND OF OZ. (COMPLETE AND UNABRIDGED.)
London Octopus Books 1979 0706410637 / 9780706410631 Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ Kevin Maddison. 
460 pp, 8 1/2" H. Illustrated yellow endpapers, b&w illustrations throughout. "The amazing people, animals and creatures that live in the land of Oz are among the best loved of all children's favourite characters. There is Dorothy and her dog Toto, and the Tin Woodman who goes rusty if he cries and the enormous, but very cowardly lion. The scarecrow stuffed with straw sadly accepts that he has no brains, but he is often the wisest of them all during their adventurous travels to find the great and terrifying wizard. Then Tip and Jack Pumpkinhead, whom the wicked witch Mombi has brought to life, travel to the Emerald City, collecting and creating friends on the way such as the temperamental wooden Saw-Horse, the Gump who flies through the air, and the Highly Magnificent Woggle-Bug." Tiny soiling mark on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, one small edge tear taped, two small areas of delamination on front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Bronowski, Jacob. With a new Foreword by Melvyn Bragg. THE ASCENT OF MAN.
London Folio Society 2012 Hard Cover Fine 
302 pp, 10 5/16" H. Quarter bound in dark blue buckram with gilt and silver lettering/decoration on spine, dark blue paper covered boards with a design in gilt and silver by Neil Gower. Gray/blue endpapers, colour and b&w illustrations. Plain dark blue slipcase. Chapter headings: Lower than the Angels; The Harvest of Seasons; The Grain in the Stone; The Hidden Structure; The Music of the Spheres; The Starry Messenger; The Majestic Clockwork; The Drive for Power; The Ladder of Creation; World Within World; Knowledge or Certainty; Generation upon Generation; The Long Childhood. Book is Fine. Slipcase has very light rubbing and a small slight bump on one front edge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN:  THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING EVERYTHING., Foer, Joshua.
3 Foer, Joshua. MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING EVERYTHING.
New York Penguin 2011 159420229X / 9781594202292 4th Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
307 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "On average, people squander forty days annually compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, he found a vital truth we too often forget: In every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. (This book) draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of memory, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human remembering. Under the tutelage of top 'mental athletes', Foer learns ancient techniques once employed by Cicero to memorize his speeches and by medieval scholars to memorize entire books. Using methods that have been largely forgotten, he discovers that we can all dramatically improve our memories." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear and tiny tear at top of front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Johns, W.E., Captain. BIGGLES OF THE FIGHTER SQUADRON.
Red Fox, London, 1992, 4th printing. 
208 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0099217015 Originally published as 'Biggles of the Camel Squadron. "In the later stages of the First World War when pilots are either experienced or dead, Biggles and his fellow flyers have to struggle to maint ain supremacy over the German air aces. Biggles has long known that cunning is everything in this game and his quick brains hatch some outrageous and desperate schemes in their bid to stay ahead - and alive." Interior - very light browning t o p a g e s, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of text block, very minor edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
5 Parsons, Anthony. THE MYSTERY OF MASON'S ARMS. THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 277. 3RD SERIES.
[Amalgamated/Fleetway, London, n.d.]. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "The amateur in crime is often a man of brains and education. He knows police methods, the latest scientific aids to detection, etc." Interior - pages browning lightly, staple rusting (staining to covers and pages), first 15 pages have small tears at staple, pages 15-18 have a tiny brown mark, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, faint, small #4 written on front cover, two small closed tears and botto m corner piece archivally taped on front cover, covers are browning lightly, spine has wrinkling, browning, rubbing and small chips /tears at top/bottom. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
GYPSY TALES., Protter, Eric and Protter, Nancy.
6 Protter, Eric and Protter, Nancy. GYPSY TALES.
New York Lion 1967 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Carolyn Cather. 
190 pp, 9 1/2" H. Monotone illustrations. Contents: The Watchmaker's Apprentice; The Apprentice and the Cursed Castle; The Gypsy Who Outsmarted the Devil; Tropsyn; The Magic Pear; Jack and the Flock of Sheep; The Snake Who Married a Princess; The Foolish Brother and His Wonderful Deeds; The "Immortal" Lad and His Strange Quest; The Rich Brother and the Poor Brother; The Cowardly Dragon; The Prince and the Kindly Rabbit; The Two Thieves; A Bottle of Brains. Minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny inclusion/stain in bottom margin of page 67 - tiny dent in adjacent few pages . 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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