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1 Ainsworth, Ruth. MORE TALES OF SHELLOVER
New York Roy 1968 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Antony Maitland 
125 pp, 8" H. Charming b&w illustations by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Antony Maitland. "Shellover (a tortoise) woke up with his head full as ever with wonderful stories. Mrs. Candy and her pets: the cat, the dog, the cow and the chickens are entranced with all the new stories. There are green-clad dancers who vanish at cockcrow. A strange feathered child hatches from a speckled egg. A baby is fished out of the sea. Ordinary-seeming children make snowmen who can talk, and have a friend who is a witch. Shellover tells a new story about Minnie the cat, and her inquisitive kittens; another about two boys in an adventure playground; and the little girl and her friends, the horse and the hen. When Shellover gets sleepy this time, the pets decide to tell their own stories. The results are delightful!" Small letter "R" in red ink, birthday gift inscription and some soft creases on front free endpaper; one page with a dog-ear crease; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; one tiny corner crease; tiny mark on bottom of text block; very light edge wear; two tiny dints on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light browning on spine, small light pink stain on inside of front panel, top edge and flap-folds; light edge wrinkling; wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds with some tiny chips and tears; minor rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BABAYAGA., Barlow, Toby.
2 Barlow, Toby. BABAYAGA.
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2013 0374107874 / 9780374107871 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Dust jacket art by Matt Buck. 
383 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Paris, 1959" The City of Light is the center of the universe. Expats flock to exercise their loftiest ambitions and most libertine fantasies, and maybe dabble in a bit of Cold War spycraft along the way. Refugees from the East - a few babayagas among them - arrive to start their lives anew. The world's greatest city is as cosmopolitan and alive as it's ever been. Will is just another young American seeking his fortune in Paris - except that the ad agency that employs him is a front for the CIA. He's been in the city a few years now and is beginning to sense that his time is up - and he still hasn't figured out Parisian girls. Zoya is a beautiful young woman wandering 'les boulevards', sad-eyed, coming off a bad breakup. In fact, she impaled her ex on a spike. Zoya, it turns out, has been a beautiful young woman for hundreds of years; she and her far more traditionally witchy companion, Elga, have been thriving unnoticed amid the bloody froth of Europe's wars. Inspector Vidot is a hardworking Paris police detective who cherishes quiet nights at home. But when he follows a lead from a grisly murder to the warren of a frightened old woman, he undergoes a radical transformation. Oliver is a patrician, fun-loving American who has come to Paris to start a literary journal with the help of some friends, who ask only a few discreet favors in return. When a few of his dodgier acquaintances start dropping dead, he realizes he's in well over his head, though he remains fairly confident that it's nothing a well-made cocktail can't fix. A few chance encounters, a bit of romantic chemistry, a chorus of angry ghosts, a strung-out jazzman or three, a weaponized LSD program, and a cache of rifles buried in the catacombs - those are approximately half the ingredients of 'Babayaga'. But then there's something even more unexpected that Toby Barlow has smuggled in, too: a daring, moving exploration of love and morality." Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at bottom of rear hinge, small blank label across barcode. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CONCEITED LAMB.  LADYBIRD SERIES NO. 497., Barr, Noel.
3 Barr, Noel. THE CONCEITED LAMB. LADYBIRD SERIES NO. 497.
Loughborough Wills & Hepworth 1953 Third Edition Hard Cover Good+ P.B. Hickling. 
Unpaginated, 7" H. Buff paper-covered boards, colour pastedown on front board, black lettering on spine and front board. B&w pictorial endpapers showing pet lamb, pig, cows and horses in farm setting. Text pages alternate with charming colour illustrations of idyllic farm life. A pet lamb teases the working animals on the farm for not having beautiful white coats like he does, ultimately testing their patience. When he finally get his just reward, he is wise enough to laugh along with the others, finding friendship counts for more than looks. Wrinkling and wear at top/bottom of spine; light edge and corner wear; one very small corner bump; light browning on spine, edges and parts of rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Brownridge, Violet . MY HERITAGE, OR, JOTTINGS.
Halton Hills Esquesing Historical Society 1979 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Linda Patterson (signed). Initialled By Author
31 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Published in an edition of 500 copies. B&w drawings by Linda Patterson. Initialled by author (V.S.B.)and signed by illustrator on first page. A collection of reminiscences of early farming life and childhood in southern Ontario. Interior - gift inscription with initials on first page, edges of free endpapers are lightly faded, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very minor soiling on rear cover, light browning to edges of text block. very light browning to edges of covers, very soft corner crease on front cover. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BOWSER THE HOUND.  GREEN MEADOW SERIES., Burgess, Thornton W.
5 Burgess, Thornton W. BOWSER THE HOUND. GREEN MEADOW SERIES.
New York Grosset & Dunlap Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Good- Harrison Cady 
206 pp, 7 5/8" H. Blue tweedy covers with dark blue lettering on spine and front board, top edge medium blue. Green and white endpapers, four b&w illustrations by Harrison Cady, including frontispiece (collated). "There is nothing Bowser the Hound enjoys quite so much as to hunt someone who will give him a long, hard run. That is why one day he ran so far from home, while following the trail of Old Man Coyote, that he could not find his way back to Farmer Brown's. Fortunately for Bowser, Blacky the Crow was sorry for him and led him to a strange farmhouse where he was petted and fed. But Bowser was not happy. He knew all the time that he was a prisoner and missed his snug little house and his master. If crafty Blacky had not found a way of getting him back home, and if Reddy the Fox had not been so hungry for a fat hen, Bowser still might be lost." Soft crease down spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, moderate small edge creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap folds, several very small edge tears and a few very small edge chips, some old tape on inside, small taped tear on spine, a few tiny scuffs, three creases down front panel, some light toning on flap folds, very light soiling and rubbing on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OLD GRANNY FOX.  GREEN MEADOW SERIES., Burgess, Thornton W.
6 Burgess, Thornton W. OLD GRANNY FOX. GREEN MEADOW SERIES.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 0448027844 / 9780448027845 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Harrison Cady 
202 pp, 7 9/16" H, pictorial front cover - no dust jacket. B&w pictorial endpapers and 4 full page b&w illustrations. The adventures of Old Granny Fox and her grandson Reddy as they try to outwit Farmer Brown's boy and others in their quest for dinner. Light wrinkle at top of spine, birthday gift notation and date in ink on title page. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT.  (ALSO INCLUDES:  THE HALF-CHICK; THE LITTLE RED HEN AND THE GRAIN OF WHEAT; FIVE LITTLE CHICKENS; CHICKS; HIDE-AND-SEEK; IN THE CHICKEN YARD; FAITHFUL GOLDIE; THE MAGPIE'S NEST; WEE ROBIN'S CHRISTMAS SONG; ETC.), Clinton, Althea L., editor.  Illustrated by Bill Bailey.
7 Clinton, Althea L., editor. Illustrated by Bill Bailey. DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT. (ALSO INCLUDES: THE HALF-CHICK; THE LITTLE RED HEN AND THE GRAIN OF WHEAT; FIVE LITTLE CHICKENS; CHICKS; HIDE-AND-SEEK; IN THE CHICKEN YARD; FAITHFUL GOLDIE; THE MAGPIE'S NEST; WEE ROBIN'S CHRISTMAS SONG; ETC.)
Saalfield, Akron, Ohio, c1931. 
Unpaginated, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover (pictorial front cover) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Additional stories, verses: Something About Tommy; Do Not Boast; The Cats and the Monkey; What Kitty Said to the China Cat; Our Barnyard; On ce There Was a Kitty; Why Cats Wash Their Faces After Eating; The Owl and the Pussy-Cat. Book light cracked at several places - pages holding well, moderate to heavy edge wear, a few scattered tiny light foxing marks and rubbing marks on b o a r d s , s l ight bump at corners. Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS:  A PERSONAL CHRONICLE OF VANISHED BIRDS., Cokinos, Christopher.
8 Cokinos, Christopher. HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS: A PERSONAL CHRONICLE OF VANISHED BIRDS.
New York Jeremy P. Tarcher / Putnam 2000 1585420069 / 9781585420063 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
359 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "There was a time when massive flocks of Passenger Pigeons blotted out the sun, and bright green Carolina Parakeets were so numerous that they looked, according to an early American pioneer, 'like an atmosphere of gems.' But these birds - as well as the Labrador Duck, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, the Heath Hen, and the Great Auk - now live only as tantalizing but hazy legends. Driven by a desire to understand how and why this came to be, (the author) embarked on ten years of extraordinary detective work. Traveling from Bird Rock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Louisiana's tangled bayous in search of those who stalked these birds and those who tried to save them, he discovered strange stories and glorious quests, tales of scientific heroism and political stupidity, of inconceivable apathy and equally astonishing personal devotion. A compelling blend of science, history, politics, and memoir, (this) is a richly detailed and ultimately uplifting narrative of dedication, discovery, and wonder." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ROOSTER'S GIFT., Conrad, Pam.
9 Conrad, Pam. THE ROOSTER'S GIFT.
Toronto Groundwood / Douglas & McIntyre 1997 0888993145 / 9780888993144 Soft Cover Very Good Eric Beddows. 
Unpaginated (approx. 40 pp.), oblong (8 1/2" H x 11" D). Beautifully illustrated in colour. A young rooster believes the "Gift" he's been told he has is to call the sun to bring the morning and is disappointed when he finds it rises without his song. A small hen persuades him that he really does have a gift - the ability to annouce the morning like no one else can! Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light wear and very small crease at corners, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ROOSTER'S GIFT., Conrad, Pam.  Illustrated by Eric Beddows.
10 Conrad, Pam. Illustrated by Eric Beddows. THE ROOSTER'S GIFT.
Toronto Groundwood / Douglas & McIntyre 1996 0888992734 / 9780888992734 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Eric Beddows. 
Unpaginated (approx. 40 pp.), oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). Beautifully illustrated in colour. A young rooster believes the "Gift" he's been told he has is to call the sun to bring the morning and is disappointed when he finds it rises without his song. A small hen persuades him that he really does have a gift - the ability to annouce the morning like no one else can! Book is Near fine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, flap-folds and rear panel; tiny dent on rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
BEN:  THE STORY OF A CART-HORSE., Cumming, Primrose.
11 Cumming, Primrose. BEN: THE STORY OF A CART-HORSE.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1939 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Harold Burdekin, photographs. 
95 pp, 8 7/8" H. Brick-coloured cloth with white and blue lettering on spine, blue lettering and white illustration on front board. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Charming story of Ben, a brewery horse who is 'retired' to the country after years of pulling drays on London's hard streets cause him to develop problems with side bones. As a farm horse, Ben leads a productive life, much valued by Mr. Comyn, the farmer. An interesting look at a year on an English farm pre World War II. Very soft bump at top corner of pages, some light finger marks and soft wrinkles from handling on some pages, light edge wear, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, small soft bump to top corner of boards, a few light soiling and rub marks on rear board, color of title lettering on spine has faded. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Ferns, S.J. and Ferns, H.S. EIGHTY-FIVE YEARS IN CANADA.
Winnipeg Queenston House 1978 0919866387 / 9780919866386 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
188 pp, 8 5/8" H. B&w photographs. "This fascinating story of the life of one 'ordinary' Canadian is social history at its best - a first hand account of the home life, entertainment, working conditions and methods, manners and morals of past generations. Born in London, Ontario in 1888, S.J. Ferns left school at age 13 to throw himself into the struggle for existence. He describes the Harvester's Special trains, the work of threshing gangs in the Weset, his apprenticeship as a bricklayer, and his subsequent travels around a young and growing country to find work. Many of the events which have become significant historically - Calgary's first Stampede, Alberta's first oil strike, the opening of Detroit's first Ford plant - gain new meaning when seen through the eyes of one who had some personal involvement or was personally affected by them." Very light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, two tiny edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PITSCHI:  THE KITTEN WHO ALWAYS WANTED TO BE SOMETHING ELSE.  A SAD STORY THAT ENDS WELL., Fischer, Hans.
13 Fischer, Hans. PITSCHI: THE KITTEN WHO ALWAYS WANTED TO BE SOMETHING ELSE. A SAD STORY THAT ENDS WELL.
North-South Books, New York, 1999. 
Unpaginated, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 12 1/2" D), hard cover with glazed pictorial boards (no dust jacket). ISBN 1558586458 The charming illustrated story of a little kitten who decides to try being something else - a rooster, a goat, a duck, a bunn y - with unfortunate results. However, in the end, Pitschi finds out how much she is loved and finds out she likes being a kitten after all! Very minor edge wear, very small bump at top edge of front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ALL IN ONE BASKET.  (CONTAINS: COUNTING MY CHICKENS & HOME TO ROOST.), Mitford, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire.  Introductions by Tom Stoppard and Alan Bennett.
14 Mitford, Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire. Introductions by Tom Stoppard and Alan Bennett. ALL IN ONE BASKET. (CONTAINS: COUNTING MY CHICKENS & HOME TO ROOST.)
New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011 0374103461 / 9780374103460 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Will Topley. 
359 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w drawings. "(C)ollects the Duchess of Devonshire's razor-sharp occasional writings and provides a disarming look at a life lived with great zest and originality. (This book) combines two earlier collections, 'Counting My Chickens' and its sequel, 'Home to Roost', which has not heretofore been published in the United States. In these pages, we hear anecdotes about famous friends from Evelyn Waugh to John F. Kennedy; tales of struggle and success at Chatsworth, England's great stately home; and of course the tales of her beloved chickens, which the Duchess began rising as a child for pocket money. (G)lamorous recollections happily coexist with practical insights into country and family life, and the result is a revelatory, intimate portrait of a woman described by 'The New York Times' as 'a national treasure'." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
15 Scoones, Anny. TRUE HOME: LIFE ON A HERITAGE FARM.
TouchWood Editions 2010 1926741099 / 9781926741093 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Bobak, Molly Lamb & Bobak, Bruno. 
232 pp, 7 1/2" H. Illustrated in colour and b&w by Canadian artists Molly Lamb Bobak and Bruno Bobak. The author relates anecdotes of her life at Glamorgan Farm, North Saanich, British Columbia - a heritage farm housing pigs, goats, horses, dogs, cats, chickens and various wild visitors who share Scoones life and thoughts. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny corner crease on front cover, very minor edge wear at bottom edge of front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WITH A WHOOP AND A HOLLER:  A BUSHEL OF LORE FROM WAY DOWN SOUTH., Van Laan, Nancy.
16 Van Laan, Nancy. WITH A WHOOP AND A HOLLER: A BUSHEL OF LORE FROM WAY DOWN SOUTH.
New York Atheneum Books for Young Readers 1998 068981061X / 9780689810619 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Scott Cook. 
102 pp, 10 1/4" H. Color illustrations. "Open this book and set off on a raucous romp through the bayous, mountains, and lowlands of America's colorful South! You'll hear about the doings of Brer Rabbit, Fool John, and Ol' Gally Mander, and you'll learn such valuable lessons as 'If you keep your mouth shut, you won't catch flies'! Some of the stories, poems, sayings and superstitions are familiar; others are sure to become new favorites; all are funny, feisty, and absolutely irresistible." Contents include: Down in the Bayou; Dreamland; Tomcat; Gumbo; Monkey Stew; Possum Plays Dead; Superstitions and Wise Ol' Sayings from Louisiana; The Watermillion Patch; Country Riddles; The Old Hen Cackled; Ol' Mister Biggety; Mister Buzzard; Mister Grumpy Rides the Clouds; We Hunted and We Hollered; Nighty-Night Rhymes; Possum; Chicken Pie; Ticks; Five Little Pigs; Mountain Superstitions; etc., etc. Also includes Source Notes and Other Useful Sources. One tiny edge dent, some small areas of minor glue residue on inside edge of boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, small crease on front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE OWL PEN READER.  (CONTAINS SLIGHTLY ABRIDGED VERSIONS OF: THE OWL PEN; BY MOONSTONE CREEK; UP MEDONTE WAY; AND BY JUMPING CAT BRIDGE.), Wells, Kenneth McNeill.  Wood engravings by Lucille Oille.
17 Wells, Kenneth McNeill. Wood engravings by Lucille Oille. THE OWL PEN READER. (CONTAINS SLIGHTLY ABRIDGED VERSIONS OF: THE OWL PEN; BY MOONSTONE CREEK; UP MEDONTE WAY; AND BY JUMPING CAT BRIDGE.)
Doubleday, Toronto / New York, 1969, first thus. 
445 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "(T)ells how a journalist and his artist wife gave up city living and bought for fifteen dollars a century-old shack that originally had been built of massive tim bers when trees were trees. The Wellses moved it to a quiet wilderness place, rebuilt it, named it 'Owl Pen', and turned to the farming life. (This book) tells of half a lifetime spent in their Canadian Eden: their brave, quiet efforts at self - s u f ficiency, their learning to cope with a new world of ageless verities, their discovery that birds and animals are like persons. Kenneth Wells relates this intimate story in an easy narrative style that draws strength from it understatement an d it s simple reverence for day-to-day incident." A few small light foxing marks on inside hinges, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling and ti ny te ars - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light fading to spine color, very light browning to inside of spine and flap-folds. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LOVE AMONG THE CHICKENS: A STORY OF THE HAPS AND MISHAPS ON AN ENGLISH CHICKEN FARM., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse).  Illustrated by Armand Both.
18 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse). Illustrated by Armand Both. LOVE AMONG THE CHICKENS: A STORY OF THE HAPS AND MISHAPS ON AN ENGLISH CHICKEN FARM.
Circle Publishing, New York, 1909. 
350 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (buff cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, red & black illustration on front board, red rooster emblem on spine) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered b&w frontispiece, plus 5 b&w plates. Love, l augher, tea, tennis, golf etc., on an English chicken farm. Interior - previous owners hand written name and book store stamp on free front endpaper, lending library name/address stamp and remains of old label on front pastedown, two page s w i t h s m a ll corner crease - one has a large dog-ear crease, scattered brown foxing/stain marks throughout book - heavy on pages 6 to 9, pages browning lightly, . Exterior - book slightly cocked, browning to spine, discoloration/staining on b o ar ds , co r ne rs s lightly bumped, edges of textblock heavily browned, light to moderate edge wear, light wrinkling and fraying at top/bottom of spine. Fair 
Price: 225.00 USD
 


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