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ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
1 Butler, Frank Hedges. ROUND THE WORLD.
London T. Fisher Unwin 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
269 pp + 2 pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs (collated). The author was the founder of the Royal Aero Club (1901) and the first Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club (1897) and wrote two previous books - "Fifty Years of Travel by Land, Water and Air" and "Through Lapland with Skis and Reindeer". Chaper headings for "Round the World": The Voyage Out; From America to Hawaii; Pictures of the Pacific Islands; A Visit to Japan; Japanese Entertainment and the Drama; Korea and the Inland Sea; Through China to Hong-Kong; A Taste of the Jungle; Home Matters; From London to Brazil; The Falkland Isles; The Tip of South America; The Lands of the Incas; The Panama Canal; Cuba: How Tobacco is Grown; The National Game of Pelota; Florida Modernized; The Paradise of Fishermen; In the Track of the Ancient Voyagers; How We Lost Java; The Industries and Resources of Java; Travelling in Java; A Palace Ceremony; The Borobudur Temple; Java: Town and Country; The Island of Bali; The Ritual of Cremation; From Bali to Australia and New Zealand through Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef; Maori Land; The South Sea Islands; Back to Civilization; Appendices: Suggestions for an EmpireTourist Bureau; By Air to Lausanne; Index. Very light browning on free endpapers, previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil writing marks on front free endpaper, small edge tear on page leaf 259/260 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of text block, very light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with two tiny tears at top, one small corner bump, scattered small water stains and a few light stains on front board with some color loss - plus a tiny water stain on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
Detwiler Press, New York, 1918. 
285 pp, 6 1/8" H, hard cover (red cloth with black lettering/banding and illustration on front board) - no dust jacket. A pocket reference prepared for American soldiers overseas in the First World War. Contents: French Section; Italian Section; G erman Section; English Money, Measures, Weights and Mileage; French ditto; Italian ditto; German ditto; Map of United States; Map of Western Battle Front; Map of Russia. The French section is by far the largest and includes: At Cigar Store; Avi a t i o n; Barber Shop; Billeting; Camping, Convoy; Giving Orders; Hospital; In Trenches; Laundry, Marching; Railway Station; Shopping; Society; Western Front; Wounded Soldier - among other subjects. Previous owner's name/address stamp mark on fron t fr ee e ndpaper, tiny light foxing marks on endpapers, a few small light brown stains thoughout pages, one page with small corner crease, "to - from" gift page filled out, heavy browning to edges of text block - scattered tiny liquid stain marks on to p e dge , light to moderate edge wear, a few light small stains on boards. Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
New York Dover 1979 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
57 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, patterns and drawings showing techniques. "(P)rofessional carver Harold Enlow uses simple steps to produce distinctive features on his folk figures. Following the step-by-step instructions and numerous illustrations, you can make any of ten projects conceived by the Dogpatch, Arkansas wood carver: Bust of an Old Man; Grandpa with a Cane; Granny Sweeping; Bust of a Young Girl; Little Girl with a Rag Doll; Barefoot Boy with Frog; Retirement Fund; Concertina Player; Indian Bust; Cigar-Store Indian. Naturally, the projects do increase in difficulty, especially with the last four projects, which are several times larger than the earlier ones. The method is purposeful, though, for it is designed to prepare you to tackle the culmination of folk figure carving, the cigar-store Indian. Whether you are experienced or just beginning, you will fnd these folk figures a charming and challenging collection to carve." Interior - very light browning to page edges, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light browning to edges of rear cover, minor rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
[Amalgamated/Fleetway, London, n.d.]. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "The glow of a cigar appeared like a spotlight in the darkness. Came a crack and a flash, and Enrico Cambelli, the trapezist, fell dead. Thus started the mystery of a big circus." Interior - pages browning very lightly, staple rusting (staining to covers), otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, very light erasure mark on front cover, spine has light wrinkling, browning and rubbing along with tiny chip at bottom. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
HALFHYDE OUTWARD BOUND., McCutchan, Philip.  Dust jacket illustration by Mike Roffe.
5 McCutchan, Philip. Dust jacket illustration by Mike Roffe. HALFHYDE OUTWARD BOUND.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1983, first edition. 
165 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297782703 Tenth novel in the "Halfhyde" series. "After the debacle of Captain Watkiss' accidental death....Lieutenant St Vincent Halfhyde unexpectedly finds himself put on the half-pay list of Her Majesty's Navy. Appalled by the business of marriage, in which he unwittingly fell prey to an admiral's daughter of stern character, he decides to combine a reprieve from his wife and a desire to broaden his experience with a spell u n d e r s a il, on a merchantman bound for Sydney. On a drunken evening in Liverpool the gullible Captain MacRafferty signs Halfhyde on as an able seaman; his ship, the 'Aysgarth Falls', has a crew mainly consisting of unseamanlike villains on t he r un f ro m t he police, led by a First Mate whose obvious dishonesty and bullying tactics immediately alarm Halfhyde. Bad weather and outbreaks of fighting in the fo'c'sle herald the dangers ahead. In his efforts to uncover a lucrative b ut il lic it dea l m ad e b etw een the First Mate and a mysterious passenger to be picked up off Chile, Halfhyde falls into the hands of unscrupulous captors who intend to sell him to his old enemy, Vice Admiral Paulus von Merkatz. The German fla gsh ip's ine vit able pre sen ce i n So uth American waters provides Halfhyde, aided by an English captain, with a chance to display his naval training and quick thinking as he hoodwinks von Merkatz and sets off in pursuit of the 'Aysgarth Falls', now seve ral d ays ahead . Cl ashe s bet ween the three ships are unavoidable and it is not until they reach the treacherous shallows around the Great Barrier Reef of Australia that Halfhyde has a chance to try one of his most devious of stratage ms." Faint cigar ette odor, small ligh t crea se at fore-edge of pages 115 to 132, small shallow dint at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light edge browning - mainly at top inside edge and at top of flaps. Ver y Good+ /Very G ood 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE BORROWERS AVENGED., Norton, Mary.  Illustrated by Beth and Joe Krush.
6 Norton, Mary. Illustrated by Beth and Joe Krush. THE BORROWERS AVENGED.
Harcourt Brace, San Diego, (1982), book club reprint. 
298 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "The Borrowers own nothing, borrow everything, and think that 'human beans' were invented just to do the dirty work. As Arrietty says, 'Human beans are for Borrowers - like bre ad is for butter!'. These small, secret people can use all our apparently huge everyday objects in their own special ways: a cigar box can be made into a bed, a thimble used as a cooking pot....This book follows the adventures of the reso u r c e f u l C l ock family, Pod, Homily, and Arrietty, as they find a new home after escaping from the wicked Platters, who want to put them on display in a model village. For the Borrowers, danger is never very far away: they must avoid the gre at d is as te r of 'b ei ng seen'. How Arrietty and her family manage - just - to keep away from humans makes an exciting and entertaining story, ingeniously told." Minor bump to bottom edge of rear board. NF/F 
Price: 15.00 USD

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