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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
 
 
BRITISH ANGLERS' NATURAL HISTORY.  BRITAIN IN PICTURES SERIES., Boulenger, E.G.
2 Boulenger, E.G. BRITISH ANGLERS' NATURAL HISTORY. BRITAIN IN PICTURES SERIES.
Collins, London, 1946, first edition. 
48 pp, 8 7/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. 8 colour plates, 22 b&w illustrations. "....a guide to the fishes and insects which inhabit our streams and rivers. (The author) describes, with fascinating detail and anecdote, such things as the life of the eel and the salmon, the gruesome habits of lampreys and the ferociousness of the small stickleback...." Area of light browning on free endpapers, browning and tiny foxing marks on top of textblock, light edge wear, very light browning to edg es of boards, tiny area of glue residue on front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning, very light rubbing/soiling on rear panel, very light waterstain at top inside edge of rear panel, light browning on in s i d e o f f l aps, one small closed tear. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
PEOPLE FROM THE SKY:  AINU TALES FROM NORTHERN JAPAN., Carpenter, Frances.
3 Carpenter, Frances. PEOPLE FROM THE SKY: AINU TALES FROM NORTHERN JAPAN.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Betty Fraser. 
107 pp, 9 7/16" H. B&w illustrations. "In the model Ainu village on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, Old Ekashi is one of the few storytellers who can remember the drama and excitement of ancient customs, legends and magic. Toko and Haruko beg their grandfather to repeat their favorite tales of Kamui, the Great-and-Important God, who sent lesser gods from the Sky Country to teach, protect and guide the Ainu people. Although Ekashi's eyes twinkle as he explains why the lark never flies very high, why the Ainu have no books and why the sparrow has only one dark spot on her beak, he doest not reveal just how much of his fabulous accounts of myth and folklore he really believes." Contents; People from the Sky; A-E-Oina, the Demon, and the Tattle-tale Dog; Animals from Heaven; "Good-by, Dear Little Bear God"; The Hungry Time; Yoshi-Tsuni, Brave Warrior from Japan; The Old Man on the Mountain; The Frog's Tattoo; The Mad Dancers of Upo-Pou-Shi; The One-Eyed Monster; Fox Magic; Pan'ambe and Pen'ambe; The Bats of Ru-Pe-Shi-Pi; The Golden Mare; Flying Sword; Two Terrible Fish; The "Little People". 3" line of glue residue on free front endpaper, browning on inside hinges. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light edge browning/foxing, light browning on spine, two small edge tears, very light general soiling, small soiling stain at bottom of front flap-fold. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST., Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis.  Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling.
4 Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis. Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling. THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST.
New York Arkana / Penguin 1992 0140194495 / 9780140194494 Soft Cover Very Good+ Woodcuts by the Author. 
467 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "A legendary work of religious scholarship and art history, available in English for the first time. This extraordinary - and extraordinarily beautiful - volume introduces readers to a compendium of animal symbolism that ranks with the greatest of classical and medieval bestiaries. (It) was the life's work of the French Catholic scholar Louis Charbonneau-Lessay, who combed the religious traditions of ancient Egypt, classical Greece and Rome, early and medieval Christianity, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, and alchemy to research it. First published in France at the outbreak of World War II and nearly destroyed in the war's devastations, this masterpiece of scholarship has been translated and abridged (from its original thousand-page length) by D.M. Dooling, the founder and editorial director of 'Parabola: The Magazine of Myth and Tradition', and includes 400 woodcuts by the author." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - remainder mark on top of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Evans, Ray, Jr. & Klein, Alfred M. Edited by William J. De Grouchy. (Donald W. Douglas, Colonel Clarence M. Young, William T. Brotherton, William B. Stout, J.C. Reichelderfer, Dr. C.B. Jolliffe, David C. Lilienthal.) SCIENCE IS IN THE AIR: AN INSPIRATIONAL TEXTBOOK TOLD ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY IN PICTURES.
New York Street and Smith 1947 Soft Cover Very Good - Ray Evans Jr. & Robert Powell. 
160 pp, 7 3/4" H. Contents: Introduction; The Airplane Motor; Future of the Airplane; Why an Airplane Flies; How Fast Can an Airplane Fly; How to Land an Airplane; Making Flying Safe; Flying's Latest Safety Devices; Jet Propulsion; Helicopters; Why the Flying Wing; The Flying Wing: The Story of Jack Northrup; Let's Get Back to Fundamentals; Watch the Clouds; What Do You Know About Clouds; Meteorology; The Story of the Compass; Air Maps and Their Uses; The Future of Radio; Radar; Beyond Radar; Peacetime Uses of Atomic Energy; Atomic Peace; Index. Incorporates articles by experts such as Donald W. Douglas (Douglas Aircraft), William T. Brotherton (Ryan Aeronautical) and Dr. C.B. Jolliffe (R.C.A Laboratories) with b&w cartoon-style illustrations to explain some of the science behind mid-20th century aviation. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor tiny scuff mark on fore-edge of text block, light edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SIEGE AT PEKING., Fleming, Peter.
6 Fleming, Peter. THE SIEGE AT PEKING.
Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1959, first edition. 
273 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Photographs, maps, plans, reproductions. "Although they had been reported massacred, the Legations (British, French, American, Japanese, etc.) were still holding out (as of 5 July 1900 when Lord S aisbury reported to Queen Victoria). Their small polyglot garrison, supplemented by armed volunteers, had to contend not merely with the fanatical Boxers but with the Imperial Chinese Army. In the history of warfare there has been no strang e r s i e g e. Cooped up behind their improvised barricades (many of the sandbags were made of silk), tortured by heat and flies, sustained by strictly rationed pony-meat and unlimited champagne, heartened by delusions of impending relief, somehow t he Le ga ti on s withstood the daily and nightly onslaughts...Mr Fleming's detailed study is based partly on important new evidence." Book slightly cocked, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, free front end paper has been removed, very ligh t b row n ing to fo re- edge of text block, light to moderate edge wear - mostly on bottom of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, small chips at top of spine, several samll edge tears with old tape repair, light browning on spine a nd f lap- fo lds. Ve ry G ood- /Good+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
WHEN YOU AND I REMEMBER., Haynes, Laura Nixon.
7 Haynes, Laura Nixon. WHEN YOU AND I REMEMBER.
Self-published, n.p., n.d. 
20 pp, 12mo (7" H), pictorial soft cover bound by chord with attached transparent dust wrapper with pattern of spiders, flies and spider webs. Poems by an Ontario poet of the first half of the twentieth century. Contents: When You and I Remember; Jeunesse; Love; The Marriage Day; The New Baby; To Carmelita; Shirley Louise; Valentine; Dear Little Lad; The High Heart; I Have Looked On a Queen; Four Seasons; Lad of My Heart; On the Death of an Old, Old Lady. Interior - one word penci l c o r r e c t ion on page 11, minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wrinkling, light browning to covers and dustjacket, tiny closed tear with crease at bottom of front cover, a few v e ry s ma ll e dg e chips.tears on dust jacket. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BIGGLES GOES TO WAR; FOREIGN LEGIONNAIRE; FLYING DETECTIVE; IN ORIENT; DEFENDS DESERT; DELIVERS GOODS; FAILS TO RETURN; DEFIES SWASTIKA; & SECRET MISSION; IN SPAIN; & CO.; & BLACK PERIL; CRUISE OF CONDOR; OF FIGHTER SQUADRON; FLIES EAST; PLUS 3 OTHE, Johns, W.E., Captain.
8 Johns, W.E., Captain. BIGGLES GOES TO WAR; FOREIGN LEGIONNAIRE; FLYING DETECTIVE; IN ORIENT; DEFENDS DESERT; DELIVERS GOODS; FAILS TO RETURN; DEFIES SWASTIKA; & SECRET MISSION; IN SPAIN; & CO.; & BLACK PERIL; CRUISE OF CONDOR; OF FIGHTER SQUADRON; FLIES EAST; PLUS 3 OTHE
Red Fox, London, 1992-1996, reprints - various printings. 
Group of 18 mass market paperbacks. 1. Biggles Goes to War (189 pp, 1996). 2. Biggles - Foreign Legionnaire (190 pp, 1995). 3. Biggles- Flying Detective (222 pp, 1994); 4. Biggles in the Orient (190 pp, 1992); 5. Biggles Defends the Desert (206 pp, 1993); 6. Biggles Delivers the Goods (205 pp, 1994); 7. Biggles Fails to Return (222 pp, 1993); 8. Biggles Defies the Swastika (190 pp, 1992); 9. Biggles and the Secret Mission (190 pp, 1994); 10. Biggles in Spain (208 pp, 1992); 11. Biggles & C o . (192 pp, 1992); 12. Biggles and the Black Peril (192 pp, 1995); 13. Biggles and the Cruise of the Condor (206 pp, 1994); 14. Biggles of Fighter Squadron (208 pp, 1992); 15. Biggles Flies East (238 pp, 1992); 16. Biggles Learns to Fly (204 pp , 1 99 2) ; 17. Biggles in France (223 pp, 1993); 18. Biggles: The Camels are Coming (203 pp, 1993). Interiors - minor browning to pages, 1 vol. with a few tiny corner creases, 3 vols. with 2 dog-ear creases each, otherwise clean and tight no oth er ow ner shi p marks. Exteriors - minor browning to edges of text block, minor wear at top/bottom of some spines, 5 vols. with small soft corner crease(s), 1 vol. with small closed tear/puncture on rear cover, 1 vol. with tiny corner tear (re pair ed) , a few vols . with minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 160.00 USD
 
 
9 Kenney, James F., editor. (Captain James Knight.) THE FOUNDING OF CHURCHILL: BEING THE JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN JAMES KNIGHT, GOVERNOR-IN-CHIEF IN HUDSON BAY, FROM THE 14th OF JULY TO THE 13th OF SEPTEMBER, 1717.
Toronto J.M. Dent & Sons 1932 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
213 pp, 7 3/4" H. Five b&w illustrations, including frontispiece (collated). Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To / Jean F. Thomas / best of helpers / from / James F. Kenney / 10 June, 1943". "The Journal of the founding of the Hudson's Bay Company's trading-post at Churchill river, now published for the first time, will, it is hoped, prove to be a worth-while addition to the scanty collection of original sources for the early history of Hudson bay that are available in print." from the Preface. Contents: Introduction; The Discovery of Churchill; The First Establishment of the Hudson's Bay Company at Churchill; Captain James Knight; The Second Founding of Churchill; The Fate of Captain Knight; The Later History of Churchill; The Journal; Bibliography; Index. Minor edge wear to boards, minor toning to page margins, very light browning to edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top of spine, small line indentation on rear board. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
THE SPORTSMAN AND NATURALIST IN CANADA; OR NOTES ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE GAME, GAME BIRDS, AND FISH OF THAT COUNTRY., King, W. Ross, Major.
10 King, W. Ross, Major. THE SPORTSMAN AND NATURALIST IN CANADA; OR NOTES ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE GAME, GAME BIRDS, AND FISH OF THAT COUNTRY.
Toronto Coles 1974 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
334 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine and front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection.B&w drawings. A facsimile of the edition published by Hurst & Blackett, London, 1866. "Step into the boots of a touring English sportsman, travel across the ocean and up the St. Lawrence River. Ramble vast tracts of primaeval forest, game stocked prairies, and broad rivers, hunting, fishing, and sketching all the while. This comprehensive guide to British North America for the hunter and nature-lover of over a century ago takes us on such a tour, describing in exhaustive detail the game, game birds, and fishes of Canada. Full of all sorts of tips on successful hunting and nature watching, the author portrays Canada as a hunter's paradise and a nature-lover's nirvana. His enthusiasm is surpassed only by his wealth of information on every conceivable aspect of Canadian wildlife: each creature's habits and habitats, the hunting season, the various hunting methods, and tips such as warning on when not to approach a moose." Very light wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, two tiny tears (archivally taped) and wrinkle at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
11 King, W. Ross, Major. THE SPORTSMAN AND NATURALIST IN CANADA; OR NOTES ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE GAME, GAME BIRDS, AND FISH OF THAT COUNTRY.
Toronto Coles 1974 Facsimile Edition. Soft Cover Very Good+ 
334 pp, 8 3/8" H. B&w drawings. One of the Coles Canadian Collection - a facsimile of the edition published by Hurst & Blackett, London, 1866. "Step into the boots of a touring English sportsman, travel across the ocean and up the St. Lawrence River. Ramble vast tracts of primaeval forest, game stocked prairies, and broad rivers, hunting, fishing, and sketching all the while. This comprehensive guide to British North America for the hunter and nature-lover of over a century ago takes us on such a tour, describing in exhaustive detail the game, game birds, and fishes of Canada. Full of all sorts of tips on successful hunting and nature watching, the author portrays Canada as a hunter's paradise and a nature-lover's nirvana. His enthusiasm is surpassed only by his wealth of information on every conceivable aspect of Canadian wildlife: each creature's habits and habitats, the hunting season, the various hunting methods, and tips such as warning on when not to approach a moose." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, small tear mark at bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Peacock, Evelyn Elizabeth. THE DAYS OF MY YOUTH. MEMORIES. POEMS.
Privately published. Soft Cover Very Good 
96 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). 2 b&w photographs. The personal reminiscenes of Evelyn Elizabeth Peacock (April 19, 1876-June 7, 1971), looking back on her childhood on a Ontario farm, "About twelve miles from the St. Lawrence Market as the crow flies." She writes about farm life, school, recreation, trips to the big city, Christmas, etc., etc. The second half of the book consists of her poetry. The book was inscribed by the author's daughter in 1986. Interior - small faint stain on first two pages, gift inscription on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease on front cover, faint indentations on covers, spine flat with very faint crease. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
13 Pritchard, J. Laurence, Capt. THE BOOK OF THE AEROPLANE.
London Longmans, Green 1929 Second Edition Hard Cover Good 
267 pp, 7 11/16" H. Medium green cloth with black lettering/banding on spine, black lettering & drawing on front board. 24 b&w plates (photographs - collated), including tissue-covered frontispiece, b&w drawings in text. Contents: Early History; The Wright Brothers and the Wright Machine; How an Aeroplane Flies; Some Famous Flights; Races and Records; The Great Airways of the World; The Aeroplane on the Ground; Safety in the Air; Types of Aeroplanes and Seaplanes; The Birth, Life and Death of an Aeroplane; Aeroplane Engines; The Aeroplane at War; The Future of the Aeroplane; Recent Progress; Glossary. Light browning on endpapers, book slightly creacked in a few a places - pages holding, one picture page with a tiny corner crease and one with a soft crease top to bottom, light soiling to edges of text block - a little more on bottom, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, very small stain on spine and some wrinkling of the cloth, a few light scuffs on front board, one slight corner bump. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
STAR TALES., Ridpath, Ian.
14 Ridpath, Ian. STAR TALES.
Universe Books, New York, 1988, First American edition. 
161 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0876636946 B&w illustrations. "Every night a pageant of Greek mythology circles overhead. Perseus flies to the rescue of Andromeda, Orion faces the charge of the snorting Bull and the ship of the Argonauts sails in search of the Golden Fleece. Constellations are the invention of the human imagination, not of nature. They are an expression of the human desire to impress its own order upon the apparent chaos of the night s k y . T wentieth-century science has told us that these twinkling points of light are glowing balls of gas, but the ancient Greeks, to whom we owe many of our constellations, knew nothing of this. Ian Ridpath, well-known astronomy writer and br o ad ca st er , h as been intrigued by the myths of the stars for many years. 'Star Tales' is the first guide this century to combine all the fascinating myths in one books, illustrated with the beautiful and evocative engravings from two of the le adi ng sta r a tl a ses ; Johann Bode's 'Uranographia' of 1801 and John Flamsteed's 'Atlas Coelestis' of 1729. This is an excellent reference and the perfect gift for the armchair astronomer and those interested in classical mythology." Minor w rin klin g a t to p/bo tto m of s pine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, several tears with creases - mainly on rear cover and archivally taped, light fading to color on spine and hinge areas, a few tiny circular impressions on front panel. Very G ood+ /Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
POND, LAKE AND STREAM FISHING:  A BOOK OF GENERAL ADVICE ON FRESH-WATER FISHING., Robinson, Ben C.
15 Robinson, Ben C. POND, LAKE AND STREAM FISHING: A BOOK OF GENERAL ADVICE ON FRESH-WATER FISHING.
Philadelphia David McKay 1941 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
370 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" ). B&w photographs, drawings. "Whether it be in pursuit of the wily speckled brook trout, the leaping bronze-backed black bass, the savage tiger-muskellunge of the north or just a plain day's fishing for more common pan fish, the reader will discover advice and information for every kind of freshwater angling. Beautiful and instructive halftone illustrations of fishing scenes and action on lake and stream punctuate the continuity of the text, with additional pen and ink sketches to explain the more technical points." Main section headings: Generalities for Angling; Live Bait Fishing; Fly Fishing; Bait Casting. Minor soiling to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has great wrap-around color fishing scene, small chips, creases and closed tears at edges - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; a few small scuffs; is price-clipped, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GOSHAWK SQUADRON., Robinson, Derek.
16 Robinson, Derek. GOSHAWK SQUADRON.
New York Viking 1972 670346721 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
246 pp, 8 3/4" H. Brown cloth spine with gilt and orange lettering, orange paper-covered boards, top edge orange. Orange endpapers. "France, 1918. A cold day in January. A normal day in the Great War - about two thousand men killed along the Western Front. Behind the lines, at an isolated airfield near Pont St. Martin, Commanding Major Stanley Woolley of the Goshawk Squadron, Royal Flying Corps, addresses one of his men: "Where you in bloody control of yourself then, lawnmower?" he demands after a grueling training flight. "That's what you've got to do up there. Turn into a bloody assassin! Kill! Understand, you bastard Boy Scout? Kill!" Scruffy, boozy, obdurate, Woolley has 'a gamekeeper's manners' and a 'trade unionist voice'. He looks forty but is only twenty-three - young for a major but old for a pilot. His black pouchy eyes glazed with exhaustion, he flies the Goshawk Squadron all day, every day, driving his men with a devastating combination of flaying humor and brutality, and all the while convinced they will be dead in three months time - ." Very light browning to fore-edge of text block, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, two small edge tears archivally taped, minor toning to spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE RISTIGOUCHE AND ITS SALMON FISHING, WITH A CHAPTER ON ANGLING LITERATURE., Sage, Dean.  Edited by Colonel Henry A. Siegel and Harry C. Marschalk, Jr.  Introduction by Arnold Gingrich.  Notice by DeWitt Sage.
17 Sage, Dean. Edited by Colonel Henry A. Siegel and Harry C. Marschalk, Jr. Introduction by Arnold Gingrich. Notice by DeWitt Sage. THE RISTIGOUCHE AND ITS SALMON FISHING, WITH A CHAPTER ON ANGLING LITERATURE.
Goshen, Connecticut Angler's and Shooter's Press 1973 Limited Edition. Full-Leather Very Good+ Charles DeFeo and Ogden M. Pleissner. 
(xxxvi), (xvi), 304 pp, 12 3/4" H. No. 115 of 250 copies, initialled on limitation page by both editors. Full dark blue leather with bevelled edges, five raised bands and gilt lettering/decoration on spine, gilt banding and illustration of bird of prey with salmon on front board. Top edge gilt, integral ribbon bookmark, marbled endpapers. A facsimile of the 1888 edition, reproducing the original b&w illustrations, fold-out map, decorative headpieces and initial capitals, etc., with the addition of a tissue-covered colour frontispiece by Charles DeFeo - "Dean Sage's Favorite Flies" (signed) and a colour plate by Ogden M. Pleissner (signed). Chapter headings: The River; Canoes and Indians; Camp Harmony; The Salmon; Tackle and How to Use It; The Salmon of the Matapedia Bridge; Hours for Angling; The Waugan et Infra; The Season of 1885; The Adventures of 1886; Angling Literature. Includes an Introduction by Arnold Gingrich, "A Notice of Dean Sage" by DeWitt L. Sage and a Bibliography. The verso of the free front endpaper shows some separation at the hinge (not visible from the front) - probably due to the thickness of the paper. Very minor wear at top/bottom corner of rear board and at bottom of rear hinge, very minor wear on bottom edge of both boards, small light scuff (approx. 3/4") to gilt on top of text block. A very handsome production. Additional pictures available on request. Very Good+ to Near Fine 
Price: 1250.00 USD
 
 
18 Shortt, Terry. NOT AS THE CROW FLIES. A LIFETIME OF ADVENTURES IN EXOTIC AND UNTAMED LANDS.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1975 0771081677 / 9780771081675 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Terry Shortt. Signed/inscribed by author/illustrator
255 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Signed by author under printed name on title page and inscribed by him on the half title page: "To Ruth: / with affection and / best wishes / Terry Shortt". B&w drawings. "A lifetime of adventure in the world's most exotic, untamed lands - an exuberant odyssey to distant islands, tropical forests and glacier-strewn Arctic wastes - the keen observations and infectious enthusiasm of an artist and model-maker - (this) is world-famous Terry Shortt's absorbing personal narrative of his more than forty years of field travel to the Galapagos, India, Africa, Ecudador, Northern Canada, Greenland and other far-flung destinations. Illustrated with the author's superb studies of nature and birdlife, these are more than memoirs. Vivid, sensuous, even poetic, Terry Shortt's writing conjures the world he has met and reproduced in over a thousand displays for the Royal Ontario Museum, in hundreds of illustrations for twenty books and thousands of sketches and drawings for publications throughout the world. (A)n anecdotal, entertaining celebration of a life-long devotion to nature by a master of nature lore and illustration." Three very tiny soiling marks on top of text block, minor edge wear. Dust jacket very light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning on spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, small area of tiny soiling marks on front panel, crease at bottom of front panel, two edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE POMPOUS PARROT AND OTHER WEST INDIAN TALES., Taylor, Daphne.
19 Taylor, Daphne. THE POMPOUS PARROT AND OTHER WEST INDIAN TALES.
Toronto MacMillan Company of Canada 1947 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Good- Nan Richards. 
114 pp, 11 1/8" H. Medium green cloth with dark green lettering on spine and front board. B&w illustrations. "From the romantic islands of the West Indies, rich in folkore and tropical colour, comes this delightful collection of thirty-seven fables and tales for children. There are stories of parrots, monkeys, pelicans, humming-birds, corn birds and dragon flies; alligators, mongoose and agouti; mango and bread-fruit trees and the lovely immortelles and pouis; West Indian fairy folk - mischievous dwens and the good sprites; and West Indian people. The charming illustrations in bold line drawings will appeal to children, as will the large, clear type in which the short, dramatic stories are presented." Contents include: The Gar Fish and the Sunbeam; The Wonderful Coal-Pot; The Magic Mango; How the Agouti Tricked the Dogs; The Sprite of the Coconuts; TheVain Pelian; The Fashionable Deer; The Greedy Man's Christmas Surprise; A Tale of the Yellow Butterfly; The Pompous Parrot; The Three Talkative Monkeys; The Pink Agouti; The Tale of the Mongoose; The Turtle and the Crab; Pepita and the Pepper; The Red Humming-bird; etc., etc. Light browning to endpapers - caused by dust jacket flaps, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, wrinkling at bottom of spine, very slight lean to spine, two tiny corner bumps. Dust jacket has areas of browning, several small and moderate edge chips, several edge tears and and creases on front panel, 6" dark pencil mark on rear panel - a light 4" mark on hinge, protected in a paper backed mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BIG FRIEND, LITTLE FRIEND:  MEMOIRS OF A WORLD WAR II FIGHTER PILOT., Turner, Richard E.  Dust jacket art by Joe Phelan.
20 Turner, Richard E. Dust jacket art by Joe Phelan. BIG FRIEND, LITTLE FRIEND: MEMOIRS OF A WORLD WAR II FIGHTER PILOT.
Doubleday, Garden City, New York, 1969. 
176 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, portraits. "Richard Turner was a student in college when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. As a youngster, he had devoured the magazines and books that told of the exploits an d adventures of the flying aces of World War I. When he came of age he took flying lessons, so that when war came he was welcomed into the Army Air Corps. The metamorphosis of this young college student into a crack fighter pilot is the s u b j e c t o f this fast-moving memoir. The reader flies with Richard Turner into the largest sustained aerial conflict ever witnessed in history; past barrage balloons, unmanned missiles and enemy fighters, on hair-raising missions ranging from t he e sc or t o f he avy bombers (Big Friends), to accompanying the Supreme Allied Commander on his historic personal reconnaissance of the front lines, the first time that a ground general had personally reconnoitered battle terrain in the prese nce of th e e nem y. Lt . C ol. Turner's memoirs also relate the rise to prominence of the Pioneer Mustang Group (Little Friends) as it aided the Eighth Air Force's heavy bombardment missions. And finally, his very personal book shows how a youn g ge nera tion end eavo red to gras p and emulate the traditions of determination and courage of the preceding generation, fulfilling its duty in the proud privilege of serving." Very light browning to edges of textblock, remainder spray on botto m of textb lock, mino r edg e we a r, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear - mainly at bottom of spine, light soiling, light browning, a few small faint water marks on spine. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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