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SHADOWS ON THE MOON.  A LIZARD AND BUNGLE ADVENTURE., Byerley, Jolyon.  Illustrated by Katie Shears.
1 Byerley, Jolyon. Illustrated by Katie Shears. SHADOWS ON THE MOON. A LIZARD AND BUNGLE ADVENTURE.
Caribbean / Macmillan, London, 1998, first edition. 
47 pp, oblong (8 11/16" H x 11 3/16" D), hard cover in glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket. ISBN 0333710223 Beautifully illustrated in vivid colour. A friendly lizard and his colourful tropical island friends have an adventure when space duc ks visit from the planet Pluto. An area of light wrinkling on pages 3/4, small closed tear (archivally taped) at bottom of page 43/44, small bump to top corner of boards, minor rubbing to glossy boards, slight bump to top/bottom of spine, t i n y d i n t on front board. Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
COCONUT ISLAND OR THE ADVENTURES OF TWO CHILDREN IN THE SOUTH SEAS., Gibbings, Robert.
2 Gibbings, Robert. COCONUT ISLAND OR THE ADVENTURES OF TWO CHILDREN IN THE SOUTH SEAS.
J.M. Dent & Sons, Letchworth, 1953, reprint (second impression of the revised text). 
245 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, approx. 80 b&w woodblock prints by Robert Gibbings. "Patrick and Penelope set sail with their artist uncle on a cargo vessel bound for Jamaica and Panama, on their way to Tahiti. Their u ncle is on the look-out for a scientist friend of his, who is studying fish somewhere in those parts. On arrival in Tahiti he finds that his friend is on a small island some three days' sail from there, so they all embark again, this time i n a s c h o oner, in hopes of reaching him. But a storm blows up. The skipper decides to put his unusual passengers ashore on the south end of the island before the gale increases, and Uncle John starts to row through a gap in the reef in one of t h e s hi p' s bo ats. 'Great waves were surging through the pass....the receding current caught the boat and carried it as though it had been a cork....then, a moment's horror - over and over and over....' The children are washed up on the b eac h, an d ca n s ee no tr ace of their uncle. Patrick and Penelope have to lead the life of real castaways, befriended by a native who discovers them, and who initiates them into the art of catching coconut crabs, pearl diving, building a hous e, and al l m an er of t hin gs gene rally necessary to salvation on a 'desert island' in the tropics...." Faint waterstains on top of textblock, heavy color fading to top half of fore-edge of both boards - due to dampness, slight fadind at botto m e dge o f fr ont boa rd, ligh t to mo derat e edge rubbing, light wrinling at top/bottom of spine, minor foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket is clipped at both corners of front flap; partial old label on front flap; chips and tea rs ( some w ith c reas es) at t op/bot tom o f sp ine an d flap-folds; light to moderate edge wear; light browning, moderate browning on spine, flap-folds and top edge of flaps; small watermarks on spine; a few dye marks on inside top edge. Good-/F air 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FAVORITE FOOD OF FAMOUS FOLK:  WITH DIRECTIONS FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF GIVEN FOR THE MOST PART BY THE FAMOUS FOLK THEMSELVES TO THE LADIES OF THE GUILD OF ST. JAMES' PARISH CHURCH., Gibson, Charles Dana; Dodge, Mary Mapes; Stockton, Frank R.; Marlowe, Julia; Davis, Rebecca Harding; Swett, Sophie; Aberdeen, Countess of; Burnett, Frances Hodgson; Anthony, Susan B.; Palmer, Potter, Mrs.; Hutton, Lawrence; Osceloa, Nancy; et al.
3 Gibson, Charles Dana; Dodge, Mary Mapes; Stockton, Frank R.; Marlowe, Julia; Davis, Rebecca Harding; Swett, Sophie; Aberdeen, Countess of; Burnett, Frances Hodgson; Anthony, Susan B.; Palmer, Potter, Mrs.; Hutton, Lawrence; Osceloa, Nancy; et al. FAVORITE FOOD OF FAMOUS FOLK: WITH DIRECTIONS FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF GIVEN FOR THE MOST PART BY THE FAMOUS FOLK THEMSELVES TO THE LADIES OF THE GUILD OF ST. JAMES' PARISH CHURCH.
Louisville, Kentucky John P. Morton 1900 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
86 pp, 8 3/4" H. White cloth and black paper covers with gilt and blue lettering/decoration on front board. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Mrs. Mary M.C. Atkins / from Jno. Van Horne / Peace Valley Ky. / Jany 1 1901" - Mr. Van Horne was a former V.P. of Western Union Telegraph Co. Tissue-covered b&w frontispiece, small b&w decorations on title page and throughout text. Thin red borders to pages and red initial letters to each recipe/introduction. A collection of over 40 recipes, often with short introduction by 'celebrity' contributor, including: Chili Con Carne, Major General H.W. Lawton; Silver Pudding, Viola Allen; Eggs a la Virginia, Charles Dana Gibson; Clam Soup, Edward Everett Hale; Cold Pink, Mary Mapes Dodge; (and again) Cold Pink, Frank R. Stockton; Bishop Whittle's Jowl and Greens, Rt. Rev. Francis M. Whittle; Stewed Crabs - Cream Sauce, Julia Marlowe; Creole Jambolaya - Oyster and Chicken Jambolaya, Grace King; Charlotte Russe, Laura Clay; Thin Corn Bread, Rt. Rev. H.C. Potter; Yorkshire Tea Cakes, Frances Hodgson Burnett; Tripe and Oysters - Boston Baked Pork and Beans, "Aunt Louisa" Eldridge; Spoon Bread, Rt. Rev. Hugh Miller Thompson; African Chicken Cakes, Bishop C.C. Penick; Sofkee, Nancy Osceola; Improved Indian Pudding - Luncheon or Supper Dish, Mrs. James T. Fields; Charleston Light Dragoon Punch, Sarah Barnwell Elliott; Toasted Marshmallows, Laurence Hutton; Chicken Timable, Mrs. Potter Palmer, etc. Small bump at top corner of both boards, slight darkening to spine colour, water marks/light stains on boards, faint tiny foxing marks on fore-edge of text block, very light soiling. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
JUST SO STORIES FOR LITTLE CHILDREN., Kipling, Rudyard.
4 Kipling, Rudyard. JUST SO STORIES FOR LITTLE CHILDREN.
Toronto George N. Morang 1902 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Good- Rudyard Kipling. 
249 pp, 9 3/4" H. Light green cloth with black lettering/decoration on spine and front board, top edge gilt. 22 b&w plates (all present) plus additional small b&w drawings. Contents: How the Whale Got His Throat; How the Camel Got His Hump; How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin; How the Leopard Got His Spots; The Elephant's Child; The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo; The Beginning of the Armadillos; How the First Letter was Written; How the Alphabet was Made; The Crab that Played with the Sea; The Cat that walked by Himself; The Butterfly that Stamped. Many pages are wrinkled as though turned by an enthusiastic young reader. Splitting to paper on inside hinges (repaired) but boards are holding firmly with fabric still intact, areas of very light browning on endpapers, very small ink mark on front pastedown, fraying and tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, spine is browned, some edge and corner wear, soiling to boards including a small white paint stain on rear board, 2' thin scuff on rear board, small area of damage at fore-edge of fron board, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
5 Leigh, M. Cordelia E. NATURE'S PLAYGROUND.
Collins, London, n.d. 
This volume contains 4 "books", each individually paged: 95 pp, 79 pp, 81 pp, 79 pp. - small 8vo (7 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "The fascinating secrets of nature revealed by one who understands our flowers, birds, animals and all the wil d and beautiful things which grow or make their homes in our lovely countryside. Told in a way that makes the reader see the wonders of nature. The collection of over 250 beautiful (b&w) nature photographs taken in their natural surroundi n g s w i l l prove of incalculable value." Slight bump to top/bottom of spine and to top edge of both boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, small closed tear (archivally taped) with creases at top of front hinge, a few tiny chips, mi no r b ro wn in g, very light rubbing/soiling, small ghost sticker mark on front flap. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
FABLES OF LEONARDO DA VINCI., Nardini, Bruno.  Introduction by Margaret Meek.
6 Nardini, Bruno. Introduction by Margaret Meek. FABLES OF LEONARDO DA VINCI.
Glasgow Collins 1974 0001381350 / 9780001381353 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- Adriana Saviozzi Mazza. 
125 pp, 4to, (11 1/4" H). Beautiful colour illustrations. Endpapers depict Leonardo's mirror writing. "Leonardo da Vinci was the greatest artist of his time - a man of formidable talent. He is not generally remembered as a storyteller. Yet this unique collection of (73) fables illustrates his uncomplicated and sympathetic approach to people and life. Leonardo ranks with Aesop. His fables will immediately strike a chord in every reader as he points out, in a simple and charming way, the danger of envy, greed and selfishness, the rewards of compassion, kindness and generosity. Each fable stands alone as a delightful tale - the message is clear." Gift inscription in ink and erased pencilled name on free front endpaper, tiny crease at bottom edge of the two content pages, small piece chewed off at bottom fore-edge of page leaves 25 to 34, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump at bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge browning, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
7 Westerman, Percy. KING OF KILBA.
Ward, Lock, London, 1959. 
183 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "When he comes into money, Kenneth Kilsyth and his chum, Gerald Hayes, set off in search of a new life. Little did they know what awaited them in the dim and distant futu re. But mid pestilence and storm, shipwreck and thrilling encounters with savages in an uncharted Pacific Island, they retained their British pluck and initiative to win an even greater reward in the end...." Light browning to pages, sma l l s l i g h t bump at corners, small shallow bump at top of front hinge and at bottom edge of front board, browning to edges of textblock, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, small chips/tears at t op / bo tt om o f sp i ne and flap-folds, 1" tears at bottom of hinges, light browning and foxing - mainly on inside surface. Very Good/Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 


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