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1 Attwell, Mabel Lucie. (A.I. Mungeam, Charles Giffiths, Gertrude Munro Higgs, Paddy Smith, Dora Cook, Mary Steer, Margaret Connor.) LUCIE ATTWELL'S BUMPER BOOK OF FUN.
Dean & Son, London, 1973 edition. 
125 pp, 10 1/4" H, hard cover with glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket. Contents: The Missing Glue Pot; The Toys Are All So Big Today; The Singing Lesson; How to Make "Humpty-Dumpty" Sit on the Wall; I'd Like to be a Policeman; I Wonder Why My Plants Don't Grow; A Painting Page; The Broken Rocking-Chair; We're Building a House; "Oh, Teddy Dear"; All Aboard the Daisy Bell; It's Waggles; The Lost Children; A Painting Page; Flossie the Lamb; The Elf Who had Chilblains; How to Make Annie A p p le; The Plain Princess; A Party Swing Song; Leap Frog; It's Dreadfully Foolish to Put to Sea; The Music Lesson; A Painting Page; The Wishing Well; I Had a Jolly Bubble Pipe; Elizabeth's Happy Morning; When I Take Spot Out; How to Make a Kitch e n M o pp et Man; The Golden Forest; My New Fur Hat! (A Painting Page); The Whistling Kettle; I Wish I Had a Scooter!; The Happy Windmill. Light browning to pages, one tiny corner bump, tiny dint on bottom edge of front board, light wear at top ed ge of re ar board. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PRAIRIE FIRE:  THE 1885 NORTH-WEST REBELLION., Beal, Bob & Macleod, Rod.
2 Beal, Bob & Macleod, Rod. PRAIRIE FIRE: THE 1885 NORTH-WEST REBELLION.
Hurtig, Edmonton, (1984). 
384 pp, 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0888302622 B&w photos, maps, drawings. "(T)ells us about the Metis, who simply wanted the long-standing boundaries of their river-lot farms respected by the government as Ottawa divided up the land to sell it to homesteaders. It tells about the Indians, whose land had been sold by the government and tradition and self-support destroyed, and who were now literally starving while the government broke its promises or tried to tie them to concessions. It tells us of local government officials, who could not agree among themselves whether the Indians should be treated with discipline or with food. It tells us about the frightened settlers and townspeople, caught between the Indians and Metis they often sympathized with and the government they looked to for support. And it tells about the soldiers, who heroically set out to quell a rebellion, but whose greatest ordeal was the long train journey on which they were beset by freezing cold and extreme shortages of food." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, slight fading to spine color. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 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
 
 
NURSERY RHYMES AND CHILDREN'S SONGS WITH MUSIC AND PICTURES., Chambers, H.A., pianoforte accompaniments arranged by.
4 Chambers, H.A., pianoforte accompaniments arranged by. NURSERY RHYMES AND CHILDREN'S SONGS WITH MUSIC AND PICTURES.
London News Chronicle Hard Cover Good+ "Baz" 
128 pp, 11" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering and blind stamped decoration on front board. Charming b&w illustrations by "Baz" throughout. No date, but Xmas inscription on front paste down is dated 1940. A collection of 85 nursery rhymes and children's songs with music notation, including: Baa, Baa Black Sheep; Dickory, Dickory Dock, Frog He Would A-Wooing Go; Georgie Porgie; Goosey, Goosey, Gander, Here We Come Gathering Nuts and May; Hey Diddle Diddle; Hot Cross Buns; I Had a Little Nut Tree; I Love Sixpence; Jack and Jill; Little Bo-Peep; Little Jack Horner; Little Miss Muffet; London Bridge; Mary Mary Quite Contrary; The Mulberry Bush; Oh, the Noble Duke of York; Old King Cole; Oranges and Lemons; O Where, O Where is My Little Dog Gone; Pop Goes the Weasel; Ride a Cock Horse; Simple Simon; Sing a Song of Sixpence; There was a Crooked Man; Three Blind Mice; To Market, to Market; Twinkle Twinkle Little Star; Early One Morning; Polly Oliver; Where the Bee Sucks, etc., etc. Light browming on free emdpapers, previous owner's name, a very small ink offset mark from Xmas inscription, and a few tiny foxing marks on front free endpaper; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; light edge wear; a few small edge dents; a few tiny scuffs on front board; crease/paper tear (glued) at top corner of front board - slight bump at other cormers; very small liquid mark on rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Charters, Dean. Introduction by Angela M. O'Connell. MOUNTIE, 1873-1973: A GOLDEN TREASURY OF THOSE EARLY YEARS.
Don Mills Collier-Macmillan 1973 029734207 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
253 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "1973 marks the centennial anniver- sary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. (This book is) a pictorial tour of adventure through those glorious early days. One hundred years is not long when we are talking about history, but a glance at these photographs shows the phenomenal growth of Canada during that period. And the man who laid the groundwork for this phenomenal growth was the Mountie. Without his work of pacification, the task of settling and civilizing the Canadian west could not have been carried out. The photographers who took these pictures must have been imbued with the same spirit of adventure that motivated the Mountie. The proof is here. Wherever the men of the N.W.M.P. went, the photographers followed. The results of their work are here, a fitting tribute to the men of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police." Tiny soft bump at top corner of pages 163 to end of book, previous owner's small label on front pastedown, very faint tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block, minor wrinking at bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - moderate on rear flap-fold, several edge tears (some with creases) archivally taped, light rubbing 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Enlow, Harold L. HOW TO CARVE FOLK FIGURES AND A CIGAR-STORE INDIAN.
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
 
 
COLORS & MARKINGS OF USAF AGGRESSOR SQUADRONS.  C&M VOL. 11.  INCLUDES AIRCRAFT FROM THE 26th, 64th, 65th & 527th AGGRESSOR SQUADRONS!  DETAIL & SCALE SERIES., Kinzey, Bert and Leader, Ray.
7 Kinzey, Bert and Leader, Ray. COLORS & MARKINGS OF USAF AGGRESSOR SQUADRONS. C&M VOL. 11. INCLUDES AIRCRAFT FROM THE 26th, 64th, 65th & 527th AGGRESSOR SQUADRONS! DETAIL & SCALE SERIES.
TAB, Blue Ridge Summit, PA, 1988. 
64 pp, 11" H, soft cover. ISBN 0830685359 Profusely illustrated with color & b&w photographs, drawings, profiles. Contents: Introduction; USAF Aggressor Paint Schemes; VNAF; Blue; New Blue; Sand; Pumpkin; Grape; Snake; Old Ghost; New Ghost; Old L izard; New Lizard; Flogger; Frog???; Silver and Gray Schemes; Nellis AFB - The 57th FWW; 64th Aggressor Squadron; 65th Aggressor Squadron; 527th Aggressor Squadron; 26th Aggressor Squadron. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership m a r k s. Exterior - light edge wear, two small soft corner creases, tiny scuff and two tiny dints on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
EDMONTON TRADER:  THE STORY OF JOHN A. McDOUGALL., MacGregor, James G.
8 MacGregor, James G. EDMONTON TRADER: THE STORY OF JOHN A. McDOUGALL.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
262 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "John A. McDougall left his Ontario home in 1873 to seek his fortune in the West, first as a fur trader on the Fort Carlton Trail, and then for some fifty years as a merchant in Edmonton (population forty when he first arrived there in 1879). During his lifetime he saw the Indians signing their lands over to the Crown; watched the hamlet of Edmonton by-passed by the railroad and later cut off for weeks by hostile Indians during the second Riel Rebellion. He experienced the Edmonton boom when the Klondike rush began and the decline resulting from the gradual abandonment of the overland route to the Yukon. A long hard climb to prosperity followed. (This book) throws new light on an important section of Canadian history and illustrates the magnitude of the changes that have taken place in the West in the past hundred years." Very light browning to spine and to edges of boards. Dust jacket has several edge tears archivally taped, a few small scuffs/rub marks, very light fading on spine/hinges, some light soiling on hinges, very small closed tear on front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Mills, Lauren. FAIRY WINGS.
Boston Little Brown 1995 0316573973 / 9780316573979 3rd Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Lauren Mills & Dennis Nolan. 
Unpaginated (approx. 30 pp), 11 1/4" H. Map endpapers, color illustrations throughout. "(E)ach fairy possessed a pair of shimmering wings - except Fia, the one fairy born without wings. Ridiculed by all but her animal friends, Fia spends her days inventing games of the earth rather than the sky. Only Kip, the fairy boy she unexpectedly meets, shows her any kindness, by inviting her to the May Dance. Fia is hesitant to attend, but Frog, Crow, and Rat persuade her to join the revels. To her astonishment, she is soon swept into the air for a spellbinding dance with Prince Hyacinth - only to be brought back to earth by the outraged cries of the Queen - followed by the horrible kidnapping of the fairies! (A) magical world filled with sprightly beings as well as a story rich in romance and adventure." Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at bottom of spine, a few faint scratches and light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SETTLEMENT OF YORK COUNTY.  TO MARK THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT IN 1850 OF LOCAL MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT IN THE TOWNSHIPS, VILLAGES, TOWNS AND COUNTIES OF CANADA WEST., Mitchell, John.
10 Mitchell, John. THE SETTLEMENT OF YORK COUNTY. TO MARK THE ONE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT IN 1850 OF LOCAL MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT IN THE TOWNSHIPS, VILLAGES, TOWNS AND COUNTIES OF CANADA WEST.
Municipal Corporation of the County of York, First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- 
114 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H) - red cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board - no dust jacket (as issued). (1950). B&w frontispiece. Contents: Our Fading Pictures; Scalp Locks and Fire Waters; An Act of Government; Punts and Frog Ponds; York's Pioneer Yeoman; Pigeon Pie; York's Blooded Gentry; Dutch Broad Brims; Quaker Bonnets; The York Militia; Silver Snuff Boxes; Toll Roads; The Voice of Toronto; The Siege of Toronto; Low Taxation; Hog-Town Days; The Orange and the Green; A Nice Plutocracy. Previous owner's name/date on free front endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block, three small light liquid marks on fore-edge of text block, light edge wear to boards/spine, light fading to spine color and top of front cover, two very small faint water marks on front board. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DICKORY DICKORY DOCK / CURLY LOCKS / FOUR AND TWENTY TAILORS.  3 BOOKS., Moffat, Alfred.
11 Moffat, Alfred. DICKORY DICKORY DOCK / CURLY LOCKS / FOUR AND TWENTY TAILORS. 3 BOOKS.
London Galliard / Stainer & Bell Reprints Hard Cover Very Good - H. Willebeek Le Mair. 
Reprints of three books originally published by Stainer & Bell of London between 1911-12 - oblong format (8 3/4" H x 11 5/16" D), in glazed pictorial boards - 32 pp each. Each book contains the musical notation and lyrics for 15 songs and each song is preceded by a full page colour illustration. 1. Dickory Dickory Dock - ISBN 852493398 - Georgy-Porgy; Little Miss Muffet; Dickory, dickory, dock; Girls and boys come out to play; Jack and Jill; Yankee Doodle; Twinkle, twinkle, little star; Little Bo-Peep, Oranges and Lemons; Ride a cock-horse; What are little boys made of?; There was a little man; Little Boy Blue; Polly put the kettle on; Hush-a-bye Baby. 2. Curly Locks - ISBN 852493401- Dame get up and bake your pies; Dance a Baby Diddy; Young lambs to sell; Over the hills and far away; Little Polly Flinders; The North Wind does blow; Old King Cole; Dance to your daddy; I saw three ships come sailing in; Curly Locks; London Bridge is broken down; Little jumping Joan; Oh dear, what can the matter be?; There came to my window; The babes in the wood. 3. Four and Twenty Tailors - ISBN 85249341X - Simple Simon; Where are you going to, my pretty maid?; Lazy sheep, pray tell me why; Three mice went into a hole to spin; Four-and-twenty tailors; See-saw, Margery Daw; There was a crooked man; Lavender's blue; Little Tommy Tucker; A frog he would a-wooing go; The spider and the fly; I had a little nut tree; Goosey, goosey, gander; A little cock-sparrow; Sleep baby, sleep. Minor toning to edges of pages and endpapers, tiny to very small bump at top/bottom of spines and at most corners of boards, minor toning to spines. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF THE NORTH-WEST REBELLION OF 1885.  COMPRISING A FULL AND IMPARTIAL ACCOUNT OF THE ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF THE WAR, OF THE VARIOUS ENGAGEMENTS WITH THE INDIANS AND HALF-BREEDS, OF THE HEROIC DEEDS PERFORMED BY OFFICERS AND MEN..., Mulvaney, Charles Pelham.
12 Mulvaney, Charles Pelham. THE HISTORY OF THE NORTH-WEST REBELLION OF 1885. COMPRISING A FULL AND IMPARTIAL ACCOUNT OF THE ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF THE WAR, OF THE VARIOUS ENGAGEMENTS WITH THE INDIANS AND HALF-BREEDS, OF THE HEROIC DEEDS PERFORMED BY OFFICERS AND MEN...
Coles, Toronto, 1971, facsimile reprint of the A.H. Hovey, Toronto edition of 1885. 
424 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), card covers. B&w illustrations. Title continues: "and of Touching Scenes in the Field, the Camp, and the Cabin; Including a History of the Indian Tribes of North-Western Canada, their Numbes, Modes of Living, Habits, Custom s, Religious Rites and Ceremonies, With Thrilling Narratives of Captures, Imprisonment, Massacres, and Hair-Breadth Escapes of White Settlers, Etc." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, t i n y b u m p to bottom corner of rear cover, minor browning to top edge of textblock. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES., Opie, Iona and Opie, Peter,
13 Opie, Iona and Opie, Peter, THE CLASSIC FAIRY TALES.
London Oxford University Press 1974 0192115596 / 9780192115591 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
255 pp, 10" H. Colour and b&w illustrations. "In this book twenty-four of the best-known tales are given in their original form, either as they were first printed in English, or in their earliest surviving text. Each tale has a historical introduction, showing the development of the story and noting particular points of interest. Was Cinderella's shoe really a glass slipper or was it made of fur? Was Red Ridinghood devoured by the wolf, or was she saved? How did the old woman in Southey's version of 'The Three Bears' become the Goldilocks we know today? In a general introduction Iona and Peter Opie look at the realism as well as the enchantment in the tales, and put into perspective the contributions of Per-rault, the Grimm brothers, and Hans Christian Andersen. The book contains 150 illustrations, over 40 in colour, by famous illustrators such as Walter Crane, George Cruickshank, Gustave Dore, Kate Green-away, Arthur Rackham, W. Heath Robinson, and Rex Whistler." Contents: Introduction; The History of Tom Thumb; Jack the Giant Killer; The Yellow Dwarf; Sleeping Beauty; Little Red Ridinghood; Diamonds and Toads; Bluebeard; Puss in Boots; Cinderella; Hop o' my Thumb; Beauty and the Beast; The Three Wishes; The Three Heads in the Well; Jack and the Beanstalk; Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; The Frog Prince; The Twelve Dancing Princesses; Rumpelstiltskin; Goldilocks and the Three Bears; The Tinder Box; The Princess and the Pea; Thumbelina; The Swineherd; Hansel and Gretel; Chief Commentaries Consulted; Sources of the Illustrations; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket is price clipped, has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dent on front hinge, minor browning on inside edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HEAVY WORDS LIGHTLY THROWN: THE REASON BEHIND THE RHYME., Roberts, Chris.
14 Roberts, Chris. HEAVY WORDS LIGHTLY THROWN: THE REASON BEHIND THE RHYME.
London Granta 2004 1862077657 / 9781862077652 Second Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
176 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Was little Jack Horner a squatter? 'Baa, baa, Black Sheep' a bleat about taxation? What did Jack and Jill do on that hill? Who was Mary? And why was she contrary? This witty and ingenious book delves into the hidden meanings of the most innocuous-sounding nursery rhymes, revealing a seething subtext of sexual innuendo, religious hatred and political subversion. (It) provides a fascinating history lesson, teases out some alarming Freudian interpretations, and makes entertaining connections to contemporary political and popular culture." A few very tiny specks of faint glue residue on rear board. Dust jacket has 2' crease at bottom of rear hinge, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A FROG HE WOULD A WOOING GO.  ROM ORIGINALS DESIGNS BY H.L. STEPHENS., Stephens, H.L.  Foreword by Philip Hofer.
15 Stephens, H.L. Foreword by Philip Hofer. A FROG HE WOULD A WOOING GO. ROM ORIGINALS DESIGNS BY H.L. STEPHENS.
Walker and Company, New York, 1967, first printing. 
Unpaginated, 10" H, hardcover with pictorial front board - no dust jacket. "H.L. Stephens (1824-1882, originally from Philadelphia, later working in New York) was a very good illustrator who has been accorded faint praise by the critics. The reaso n is largely the result of the poor reproductions in which his work appeared. That is why this edition of 'A Frog he Would A-Wooing Go' uses the original drawings by Stephens, which are at the moment in private hands at Harvard University, r a t h e r t han the reproductive lithographs of 1865 which were made from them. The difference is striking; for these drawings compare with the works of Stephens' far more celebrated contemporary John Tenniel, whose 'Alice in Wonderland', Londo n , 19 65 , fi rs t s aw the light of day in the same twelve months." 15 full page monotone illustrations with verses underneath. Slight wrinkling to bottom edges of pages, slight waviness due to dampness at bottom fore-edge of pages - light wate rm ar k o n l as t p age , min or to light soiling on boards - mainly on rear board, tiny bump at top of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
16 Stevenson, James. HERE COMES HERB'S HURRICANE!
Harper & Row, (New York, 1973), Ist edition. 
150 pp, 8vo, HC (illustrated boards and matching dj). The story of Herb, the plump brown rabbit, who as a community leader, organizes an alarm system so that all animals could take shelter in the event of a storm: a seagull-squirrel-sunflower-frog -bell alarm! Recommended for ages 7-10. Illustrated by the author, a noted author/artist for the New Yorker since 1956. Top corner of boards lightly bumped. Dj has small 'L'-shaped tear on rear panel top edge, wrinkling at top of sp i n e a n d b a c k panel, light wear at corners, minor soiling/edgewear. VG/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
17 Stewart, Robert. SAM STEELE: LION OF THE FRONTIER.
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1979 038513598X / 9780385135986 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Inscribed By Author
303 pp, 8 3/8" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. Inscribed on title page: "To Mr. Walter Loudon / an old Nor'Wester / Robert Stewart". "Young Sam Steele joined the North-West Mounted Police at its founding in the spring of 1873. His physical strength, skill with a horse, and determined character made him an ideal recruit for the fledgling force faced with the task of policing an area the size of Western Europe. Those first Mounties, ill-equipped and undermanned as they were, managed to bring order to a vast frontier and made possible the preservation of the fragile Canadian confederation. As he rose through the ranks, (he) took part in the great and small events of the opening of the Canadian West. Whether dealing with the refugee Sioux Chief Sitting Bull or tracking down cattle rustlers and murderers - and then dispensing justice in a tent courtroom - Steele displayed a combination of bravery, commonsense, fairness, and ingenuity. Thanks to Sam and the thirty men under him, not a mile of the Canadian Pacific Railway was lost to lawlessness during its construction through the prairies. Durng the gold rush of '98, he gained the respect of the roughnecks and dance hall girls alike in Dawson City, becoming known as the Lion of the Yukon. As commander of Lord Strathcona's Horse in the Boer War, Fighting Sam and his Big Stirrups rode the veldt as they had the Canadian prairie. This is a rich and exciting biography of the most famous Mounted Policeman of his day; it is also the story of a fascinating and formative period in Canadian history." Slight wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny scuff on front board, one tiny corner bump, a few tiny bumps on bottom edge of front board, two ssmall scuffs to fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has several tiny chips and small tears archivally taped, small edge creases, light soiling on rear panel, light liquid stain at bottom of rear flap-fold, two 3" tears on front panel with old tape on inside, slight browning. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SASKATCHEWAN HISTORY.  VOL. XXIV NO.s 1, 2 & 3.  (WINTER, SPRING, AUTUMN 1971).  PLUS INDEX., Thomas, Lewis H.; Huel, Ray; Crone, Ray; Bocking, D.; Stuart, Kent; Denney, C.D.; Russel, P.A., Lalonde, A.N.
18 Thomas, Lewis H.; Huel, Ray; Crone, Ray; Bocking, D.; Stuart, Kent; Denney, C.D.; Russel, P.A., Lalonde, A.N. SASKATCHEWAN HISTORY. VOL. XXIV NO.s 1, 2 & 3. (WINTER, SPRING, AUTUMN 1971). PLUS INDEX.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Archives Office 1971 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
120 pp in 3 volumes (complete year), 10" H. Single sheet Index to Volume XXIV (1971) laid in. B&w illustrations. Articles: From Pampas to the Prairies: The Welsh Migration of 1902; The Teaching of French in Saskatchewan Public Schools, A Curious Infraction of the Provisions of the School Act in Ethier S.D. No. 1834, 1921-23; How Bold the Airborne, The First Aerial Honeymoon in Western Canada; Political Manoeuvring in the Territorial Executive 1885; Newspaper Scrapbook:The Old Mail Route; The Scottish Crofter Colony, Saltcoats, 1889-1904; The Saskatchewan Board of Film Censors, 1910-1935; In Memory of Mary Rose (Pritchard) Sayers, The Last Witness (Frog Lake Massacre); Newspaper Scrapbook: Report of General Meeting of The Doukhobor Community Held at Verigin, January 25th, 1910; The Co-operative Government's Response to the Depression, 1930-1934; Colonization Companies in the 1880's; Newspaper Scrapbook: Mooomin Fox-Hounds. Plus book reviews. Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - very minor wear on spines. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HOW TO TELL A STORY AND OTHER ESSAYS., Twain, Mark,  (Samuel L. Clemens.)
19 Twain, Mark, (Samuel L. Clemens.) HOW TO TELL A STORY AND OTHER ESSAYS.
New York Harper & Brothers 1897 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - 
233 pp, 7 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt decoration on spine, front & rear boards, black lettering on spine and front board, author's name in gilt on spine, top edge gilt. First edition, first state with misspelling on page 187, line 16 ("ciper" instead of "cipher"). Contents: How to Tell a Story; In Defence of Harriet Shelley; Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences; Travelling with a Reformer; Private History of the "Jumping Frog" Story; Mental Telegraphy Again; What Paul Bourget Thinks of Us; A Little Note to M. Paul Bourget. Several pages roughly opened at fore edge with tearing/some paper loss - no loss of text. Library label of "J.E. Sutton's Library", Logansport, Ind. on front pastedown - no other library markings. Dog-ear crease at top corner of page leaf 168/169, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing (mainly the title-block decoration) and soiling to boards, slight fading to spine colour and some darkening to spine labels. Additional photographs of condition available on request. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
THE FROGS OF SOUTH AFRICA., Wager, Vincent A.
20 Wager, Vincent A. THE FROGS OF SOUTH AFRICA.
Purnell & Sons, Cape Town, 1965, first edition. 
242 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Color and b&w photographs, drawings by the author. "The first section of the book deals in general terms with all aspects of frog life, legends, mating habits, homing instincts, calls, and their many and varied enemies. Their different food requirements are discussed, and especially the value to mankind of those species whose main diet consists of agricultural pests, and mosquitoes...The last section of the book is for those who wish to have more detailed information about the 101 species and sub-species that inhabit South Africa, and the scientist will find full descriptions that would make possible the ready identification of eggs and tadpoles, large numbers of which are described for the first time in this work. All the available information has been included on the South African Amphibia, both from the author's knowledge, and from literature on the subject." Light edge wear to boards, light tiny foxing marks on top of textblock, very light browning to endpapers, tiny split in front gutter. Dust jacket is basically complete, but has moderate edge wear/soiling, soiling on rear panel, light rubbing, delamination and laminate creases , 1" tear, tiny chips/tears, light browning. VG/Fair 
Price: 47.50 USD
 
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