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1 Bailey, F.M., Lieutenant-Colonel. Introduction and Epilogue by Peter Hopkirk. MISSION TO TASHKENT.
London Folio Society 2002 Third Printing Hard Cover Fine 
269 pp, 9 1/2" H. Maroon cloth spine with gold lettering, paper-covered boards with reproductions of identification papers in Cyrillic. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w photographs, maps. " 'An absolutely first-class man,' noted the Viceroy of India on the personal file of Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Bailey, the author of this remarkable narrative, before sending him through the passes into Bolshevik Central Asia on the hazardous mission which it describes." In 1918-19, Bailey became one of the last players in 'The Great Game' between Great Britain and Russia for influence in this strategic area. Slipcase has minor bump to top front edge, very light rubbing, tiny shallow dent on one side panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
THE MOTHER'S COOK BOOK:  HOW TO PREPARE FOOD FOR CHILDREN.  WITH AN INTRODUCTION ON "CHILD FEEDING AND HEALTH"., Bourjaily, Barbara Webb and Gorman, Dorothy May.  Introduction by Justin A. Garvin, M.D.
2 Bourjaily, Barbara Webb and Gorman, Dorothy May. Introduction by Justin A. Garvin, M.D. THE MOTHER'S COOK BOOK: HOW TO PREPARE FOOD FOR CHILDREN. WITH AN INTRODUCTION ON "CHILD FEEDING AND HEALTH".
New York D. Appleton 1926 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
164 pp + 14 blank pages headed "Recipes" at rear, 6 15/15" H. Contents: Preface - The Story of This Book; Child Feeding and Health; List of Utensils and Care of Utensils and Foods; Table of Measures; Liquids (Preparation of Water, ditto Milk, Fruit Juices, Fancy Drinks); Cereals (Milk Mush, Gruel); Soups (Broths, Cream Soups); Vegetables; Salads; Eggs and Meat (Eggs, Meats, Fish); Sandwiches; Preparation of Fresh Fruit/Cooked Fruits; Desserts (Cakes, Cookies, Puddings, Ice Cream and Ices, Candies); Parties (Holiday Parties, Brithday Parties); Traveling; Menu Suggestions (General Menus, Menus for Child of Three, ditto of Six, ditto of Ten, ditto of Twelve, Menus for Day Nursery; Menus for Children from Two to Six, Meals for School Boys and Girls); Index. Minor browning to pages and endpapers, very small stain at bottom of inside front hinge, small corner crease on half-title page, several corner creases on page vii, tiny stain on a few preliminary pages, minor soiling on rear endpapers, browning and light soiling to edges of textblock, light edge wear, small corner crease on free rear endpaper, light soiling marks on rear board, slight bump to corners, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. 
Price: 25.00 USD
NURSERY NOURISHMENT., Buchanan, Margaret N.  Foreword by Robert Hutchison.
3 Buchanan, Margaret N. Foreword by Robert Hutchison. NURSERY NOURISHMENT.
London Edward Arnold 1933 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
104 pp, 7 1/2" H. Orange cloth with black lettering on spine, black lettering/decoration of front board. An eary 20th century recipe book devoted to children's nutrition. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Soups; Fish Dishes; Meat Dishes; Vegetables; Sauces; Salad, Vegetable and Savoury Dishes; Nursery Puddings; Nursery Tea; Miscellaneous; Diet for Children; Specimen Meals; Index. Previous owner's bookplate, name and date on front free endpaper; slight toning to pages and endpapers; very small chip at bottom edge of page leaf 73/74; small edge tear on page leaf 75/76 - archivally taped; minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; darkening to spine and board edges; light edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Faber and Faber, London, 1993, first edition. 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 057114389X "When the British were in India they developed a curious cuisine all of their own. As they made their mark on their host culture, the formidable memsahib - or English housew ife - made sure that much traditional cuisine was rejected in favour of an impossible combination of European customs, and the results were frequenlty chaotic. Anglo-Indian cooking was at its best when it achieved a kind of cultural balance; m u l l i g atawny, kedgeree and Worcestershire sauce are all products of the Raj. Drawing on first-hand accounts, David Burton includes over sixty authentic recipes, adapts the best of them for the modern cook, and builds up a fascianting, often h il ar io us p ic ture of the British - at best, endearingly naive, at worst, ignorant and xenophobic - seen through the kitchen door." Light browning to pages and edges of text block, slight bump at fore-edge of text block - up to approx. page 8 0, li ght wr ink lin g a t top/bottom of spine, front board is slightly bent with a soft crease down the middle, one tiny corner crease. Dust jacket has light wear/wrinkling and tiny a few tiny tears/chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, s eve ral tiny din ts o n fr ont hinge. Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
CELTIC TALES., Chmelova, Elena.  Foreword by Frank Delaney.
5 Chmelova, Elena. Foreword by Frank Delaney. CELTIC TALES.
Twickenham Tiger Books International 1998 1840560266 / 9781840560268 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Zdenka Krejcova. 
205 pp, 4to (11" H). Pictorial endpapers. B&w and colour illustrations. A collection of 21 "most unusual folk and fairy tales. The Irish stories go back to the great Sagas, and there are also Celtic tales from Scotland, Wales and Brittany. The characters - kings, elves, peasants, monsters, heroes and lovely ladies - talk to one another the way real people do. The countryside as it was long ago is precisely and powerfully evoked; the stories are full of high adventure and romance, humour and pathos. They take the reader into a world of fantasy which is at the same time intensely real." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; King Conal's Horse (Ireland); How Gwion Became the Most Renowned of All the Singers (Wales); The Silver Hare (Brittany); Jamie and the Sleeping Beauty (Ireland); Big-Eyes (Wales); Diarmuid Redbeard the Magician (Ireland); The Three Miller's Sons (Brittany); The Fruit from the Garden of Vleago (Ireland); Glen Gowan (Scotland); The Truthful Prince (Galicia); Liam Donn (Ireland); How the Proud Town of Is Was Engulfed by the Sea (Brittany); How the Fisherman's Wife Saved the Elf-Queen's Child (Scotland); Master Goban (Ireland); How the Beautiful Helen Became Queen of Rome (Wales); How the Korrigans Dried their Gold (Brittany); Foxglove and the Little People (Ireland); How Janet Fought against the Queen of the Elves (Scotland); The Princess from the Enchanted Castle (Ireland); The Younger Brother (Brittany); What the Storyteller Did when He Ran out of Stories (Ireland). Bump to top of spine, tiny bump to three corners. Dust jacket has light wrinkling to top of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
6 Craig, Martha. With contributions by A.W. Peart & W.F.W. Fisher, Geo. E. Fisher, C.C. James, Thomas Hood, David Sinclair, J.J. Barker, W.A. Emory, O.T. Springer, H.H. Hurd, et al. THE GARDEN OF CANADA: BURLINGTON, OAKVILLE AND DISTRICT.
Facsimile Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - 
96 pp, 9 1/4" H. Black cloth with gold lettering on front board. A facsimile reprint of the William Briggs, Toronto, 1902 edition. B&w photographs of farms, fruit picking, residences, churches, businesses, residents, etc.. Contents: The Garden of Canada; Burlington District; Officers of the Burlington Fruit-Growers Association; Burlington Horticultural Association; The Burlington Fruit Experiment Station; "By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them"; Geo. Fisher, Esq.; "Shady Cottage" Dairy and Fruit Farm; "Bonnie Place" Fruit Farm; C.F. Coleman: House and Sign Painter, Paper Hanger, Decorator and Grainer; The Hotel Brant and Annex; Burlington's Up-to-date Planing Mill and Lumber Yard; Burlington Box, Barrel and Basket Works; U.E. Loyalists: The Families Ghent and Davis; Lumber Yard and Planing Mill Owned by Mr. John Kentner; "Maple Lodge", Residence of W. Ghent, Esq.; Greengill Stock Farm; Facts Relating to "The Poplars"; Ontario Orchards; O.T. Springer, Esq., Burlington: Prominent Fruit-Grower; The Traders Bank of Canada; Grey Stone Villa; Clovelly Summer Cottages; Crown Farm; Burlington Plains; Burlington Public Library; Maplehurst, Residence of Godwin Bros.; Mr. William McCabe, LL.B., F.I.A.; Bronte Villa Farms and Orchards; Lakehurst Sanitarium; plus advertisements for properties for sale. Small to medium crease at bottom corner of pages 83 to 94, tiny corner crease on rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, spine is very slightly twisted, a few very small rub marks on boards - mainly on rear board. 
Price: 25.00 USD
7 Geiger, Benno. ARCIMBOLDI.
Vallechi, Fireze, (1954). 
265 pp, large 8vo, HC. ITALIAN TEXT. Profusely illus in b&w and col. with reproductions of Arcimboldi's work. The artist is known for his fantastic portraits made up of vegetables, animals, fruit, everyday utensils/instruments, flowers, etc. Ver y slight browning to page edges, small bump to bottom corner of front board. Dj yellowing at edges, one or two small chips and tears, 1/4" dia. hole in lower part of rear panel, moderate soiling and rubbing. VG+/VG- 
Price: 30.00 USD
Oxford Phaidon 1980 0714817325 / 9780714817323 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
411 pp, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "After an Introduction on Order and Purpose in Nature, which offers a novel approach to the study of pattern, the first chapters deal with the criticism of ornament, the cult of simplicity and the debates about design in Victorian England, in which such eminent critics as Ruskin, Owen Jones and Gottfried Semper made a permanent contribution to theoretical issues. The craftsman's practice of pattern-making is studied as a response to the challenges of material, of geometrical laws and psychological constraints, after which the author examines the perception and the effects of visual orders in the light of recent research. The relation-ship between psychology and history is the theme of four final chapters which deal with the tenacity of ornamental traditions, their modification by the changing styles and fashions of different periods, the role of symbolism in the origin and the use of motifs, and the psychological roots of the grotesque, oscillating between magic and humour. An Epilogue reviews some of the analogies between the spatial orders of decorative design and the temporal patterns of the dance, of poetry and, notably, of music, not forgetting the 'kinetic art' of our century. This absorbing work, the fruit of a lifetime's interest in the most universal and yet strangely neglected manifestation of human creativity, is based on the Wrightsman Lectures given by the author in 1970 under the auspices of the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University." Very minor edge wear, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one tiny tear archivally taped. 
Price: 40.00 USD
Victoria, B.C. Province of British Columbia 1903 Hard Cover Very Good 
394 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, tables. Contents: Introduction; Physical Characteristics (Geology of British Columbia / Rivers and Lakes / Political Divisions / A Coast Trip / Climate); Agriculture ( Upper Mainland / Lower Mainland / Vancouver Island and Adjacent Islands / General Conditions / Fruit-growing in Okanagan / Poultry-raising in B.C. / Hog-raising / Sheep-raising / Cattle-raising / Dairying / Fruit-growing / General Farming / Dominion Census Returns / Land Returns / Prices, Current Market, Etc. / Laws Affecting Agriculture); Mining in British Columbia (Mining Statistics / Coal and Coke Production / Placer and Hydraulic Mining / Mining by Districts / Coal Mining / Iron Ores in B.C. / Coal and Coke Supply / Synopsis of Mining Laws / Gold Commissioners and Mining Recorders); The Fisheries ; Forest Wealth (Legislation Affecting Manufacture of Pulp / Timber Statistics / Timber on Dominion Lands); Educational; Provincial Health Laws; Taxation and Assessment; Municipal; Our Indians; Towns and Cities; Census of British Columbia; Railway Enterprise; Game of British Columbia; Labour and Wages; Political Information; Trade and Navigational Statistics. Slight bump to top corner of both boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block, very small shallow bump on rear board, very small area of surface paper loss at top of page 235, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
10 Harris, R. Cole and Phillips, Elizabeth, edited by. LETTERS FROM WINDERMERE, 1912-1914.
University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, (1991), reprint. 
243 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. B&w photos. "Written primarily by Daisy Phillips, with a few by her husband Jack, to her family in England, these letters describe the creation of a shortlived English home in the Windermere Valley of southwestern B ritish Columbia. From Daisy's frank descriptions we learn of the experiences of the Phillips and their neighbours in settling the newly opened land and of their attempts to grow fruit in an area of limited agricultural potential....Between her first request for a pamphlet on laundering handkerchiefs and her departure less than three years later, (Daisy) learned to cook on a wood stove, sew, clean house, and wash clothes without running water or servants. Gradually, the cultural barriers were breaking down as the Phillips became more involved in sharing the experience of being pioneer Canadians..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny corner creases, light rubbing, minor edge wear, very small scuff at top of spine, spine flat and uncreased. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
ROY VERNON SOWERS:  A LIFE IN RARE BOOKS., Mason, Roger Burford.  (Roy Vernon Sowers.)
11 Mason, Roger Burford. (Roy Vernon Sowers.) ROY VERNON SOWERS: A LIFE IN RARE BOOKS.
Subway Books, Toronto, 1997, first edition. 
93 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. One of the trade edition of 950 copies. B&w illustrations. ISBN 0968166040 "A Canadian whose first shop, in the mid-1920s, was a mecca for Toronto collectors and writers, Sowers later settled in Southern Califo rnia. There he dealt rarities to the emerging carriage trade and subsequently worked at the famous Huntington Library. Later still, he was a conspicuous book- and print-dealer at a succession of locations in San Francisco, where he also p a t r o n i z e d and promoted the fine-pres movement....Sowers, who died in 1970, spent his last years gathering books in Britain and Europe for resale through catalogues from his remote fruit farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains...His catalogues (he is su ed s ev en ty -n in e in all) were no table for more than the often extraordinary books they described so knowledgeably, from modern first editions (in the first years of his career) to titles in early medicine and the history of science (are as whi ch Sow ers he lpe d t o m ake fashionable). His catalogues were themselves collected for the grumpy erudition of their introductory essays, pieces which grew more curmodgeonly as Sowers aged....In a trade that reveres both learning and ecce ntr icit y, Roy Vern on S ower s wa s he ld in special regard." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. Very Good+ 
Price: 14.00 USD
OAKVILLE AND THE SIXTEEN:  THE HISTORY OF AN ONTARIO PORT., Mathews, Hazel C.  Addendum by Mrs. Frances (Robin) Ahern.
12 Mathews, Hazel C. Addendum by Mrs. Frances (Robin) Ahern. OAKVILLE AND THE SIXTEEN: THE HISTORY OF AN ONTARIO PORT.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1994, reprinted with corrections. 
521 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802018203 B&w illustrations. "Mrs. Mathews, descendant of a pioneer Oakville family, traces the development of a typical Ontario lake port and pictures social life at the various stag es of the town's development. The history is complete, beginning with the earliest settlement and ending at a period at which Oakville has changed its character completely. It is based on wide research, begun out of genuine interest and curio s i t y , into a part of the province about which very little has been written. Mrs. Mathews has combed such primary sources as family papers, local newspapers, and archive documents. She has given an intimate picture of the people, houses, and p ub li c bu il dings of Oakville, and of activities along "The Sixteen", the creek which has been so important in its life. But Mrs. Mathews does more than this. She places the development of the village and town in its proper setting in Ontario's his tor y, wi th the result that the reader learns not only about Oakville but about the social history of Southern Ontario over a long period." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, soft crease at top of rea r fl ap, ver y mi nor rubbing. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
West Boylston, Mass. Pearl K. McGown 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
310 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Mrs. McGown traces the progress of the creative craft in which she has been so instrumental in both revival of interest and improvement of technique. For thirty-five years, (her) books, workshops and correspondence courses have concentrated on the concept of sharing information. Her newest book, a collection of essays ranging in subject from occupational therapy to directions for dyeing, covers every aspect of the art today, with special emphasis on Mrs. McGown's recent revival of crewel work and orientals as related to hooked rugs. There are useful tips about how to make a roomsize rug as well as how best to hold the small hook. A book for the novice as well as for the expert, (it) encourages originality and effort and accords fully as much respect to the creator as to the created. Supplementing the text are 164 illustrations, sixteen in color, accompanied by descriptive copy which, to the person who hooks, will capably serve as instructions." Previous owner's name/address in felt-tipped pen on free front endpaper, book is cracked at pages 150/151 - pages holding firmly, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny foxing marks on top of text block, spine slightly twisted. Dust jacket has edge tears/chips/creases, light to moderate edge wear, old tape repairs on inside surface, very light browning to some edges and on rear flap-fold, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Framingham, Massachusetts Old America Company 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good Signed by Author
302 pp, 10 3/16" H. Green cloth, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. Signed by author on front free endpaper. Section headings: Explanatory; Maine; The Approaches to Maine; Maps of Maine (provides text only); The Coast of Maine; Maine from Kittery to Portland; Passama-quoddy Bay; Maine's Mountain Regions; The Lakes and Streams of Maine; Old Maine Mills; Canoeing in Maine; The Trees of Maine; Ornamental and Fruit Trees; Maine Apple Blossoms; Maine in Winter; Attractive Maine Villages; Some Maine Cities; Let Us Go Down Into Maine!; A National Asset; Something Not Beautiful; Vacationing in Maine; The Setting of a Cottage; The Country Parsonage; Welcome Home; Old Dwellings in Maine; Wells and Springs; The Superiority of Country Life; What Explorers Thought of Maine; The Romance of the Kennebec; A Wonderful Old Edifice; Dwellings at Kittery; The Empire of Aroostook; View Points in Maine; Truth and Beauty; Hidden Things Come to Light; Superlatives; The Future of Maine; Comment on Line Drawings; Some of the Pictures in Detail; Acknowledgements; Index. Small word in ink at top of front pastedown, very light soiling on top/bottom of text block, slight toning to edges of text block, light edge wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, slight separation between some page gatherings but holding firmly, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some loss of gold on front board title block, slight fading to spine color, some slight variation in color on boards, a few very light stains on spine and rear board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
Oakville, Ontario Brantwood Public School 1996 Card covers in cerlox binding. Very Good 
204 pp + Index, 8 1/2" H. Produced to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Brantwood Public School in Oakville, Ontario (sadly, now closed). Includes a short history of the school and a poem by Dianne Loomans. Contents: Appetizers and Dips; Soups and Sauces; Salads; Main Dishes; Vegetables; Breads and Muffins; Desserts. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a few tiny wrinkles on fore-edge of some pages, very light rubbing on cerlox covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
A GIRL CALLED TOMMIE: QUEEN OF MARCO ISLAND., Perdichizzi, Elizabeth M. (Signed) and Katherine S. Kirk.
16 Perdichizzi, Elizabeth M. (Signed) and Katherine S. Kirk. A GIRL CALLED TOMMIE: QUEEN OF MARCO ISLAND.
Caxambas Publishing, Goodland, Florida, 1999, first edition. 
145 pp + appendices, references and index, small 4to (10 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0967728169 SIGNED BY ELIZABETH M. PERDICHIZZI ON TITLE PAGE. Map endapers, many b&w photographs. "The Queen of Marco Island arrived here from Georgia as a teenage r names Tommie Camilla Stephens. She was a member of a large family, and there were many trials along the trail to Marco. After settling here, her father again decided to uproot the family and go traveling, but young Tommie put down her f o o t . M a r co was a fine place to stay and plant roots, she told him, and the rest of the family sided with her. Thus Tommie became a lifelong resident of the island. She soon married the owner of a mercantile store named James Barfield, and s he w as e v en tu al ly known all over southwest Florida as a plantation owner, hotel manager, postmistress, superintendant of education, lobbyist, politician, beekeeper, exporter of citrus candy, honey, fruit and other provender. No other wo man ha s e ver ha d s uch an im pact on Marco Island...." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor waviness at top/bottom of book, minor rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
AS FAR AS EVER THE PUFFIN FLEW., Petrie, Frank.  Inscribed.
17 Petrie, Frank. Inscribed. AS FAR AS EVER THE PUFFIN FLEW.
Vantage, New York, (1997), Ist edition. 
353 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "Frank Petrie, growing up on the island of Newfoundland, was far removed from the activities of the outside world. This was to change when he became involved in international affairs, traveling to some eighty countries...(this) is his personal account of the trade and economic conditions around the world since the 1950s and the people and events that played a role in developing the global economy we have today. He hopes that the crude beginnings of international co-operation in the last half of the twentieth century will bear fruit in the future that races toward us." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling and very light rubbing, "Autographed Copy" label on front panel. NF/VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
18 Powell, Patrick; Sharp, Ben; Palmer, Bill; Farwell, Ian; Fournier, Denny, Maj, Mary; Smith, Debbie; Stradwick, Karen; Casey, Shelley; Brown, Wynna; Marshall, Alison; Balfour, Nicola; Grimbly, Bob; Downey, Bob; Patience, Michell; Walker, Jenny; et al. BRASS TACKS. VOL. 2 NO. 1 DECEMBER, 1979.
Burlington, Ontario Brass Tacks 1979 Stapled in Wraps Good 
48 pp, 10 7/8" H. B&w photographs, drawings. "(P)roduced by a group of high school students and teachers who endeavor to share the history and folk-lore of Halton County". Contents: Milton Jail and Courthouse; Leonard - My Husband (reminiscences of Mrs. Margaret McKindley); Lowville - Lost in Time; Good Old School Days (Lowville & Waterdown); Blue Knights of Long Ago (Hamilton Police Force); A Special Kind of Witch (water witching/dowsing); Oakridge Farm since 1837; Full Steam Ahead (steam traction engines); Yesterday is Yours (an interview with the curator of Battery Lodge, Dundurn Castle); Dolls: 4000 Eyes from the Past; "We Are The Church" (Oakville's African Methodist Episcopal Church); "They Held Nothing Sacred" (history/development of Maple Avenue, Burlington); "One Tin Soldier" (Doug Jarvis' collection). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - more on spine, light rubbing on covers - more near spine, creases at top corner of front cover, soft wrinkles on covers - mostly at spine area. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Oak Spring Garden Library, Upperville, Virginia, 1990. 
276 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0300049366 Patterned endpapers. "(This) is the second of a series of catalogues describing selections of the rare books and other material in the Oak Spring Garden Library, a collection for med by Mrs Paul Mellon. The 'Pomona' describes a hundred books and manuscripts about fruit, with illustrations taken from some of the most beautiful books on the subject, as well as original drawings or paintings. The earliest book describe d i s B u ssato's 'Giardino di Agricoltura' of 1592, the latest 'The Herefordshire Pomona', an encyclopaedia of apples and pears from the 1870s. In between there is a gathering of fruit books large and small: La Quintinie's 'Instruction pour les Ja r di ns fr ui tiers', first published in 1690 and translated by John Evelyn three years later, Duhamel's 'Traite des Arbres fruitiers', and nearly fifty others from France and Britain, among them Brookshaw's giant 'Pomona Britannica' and a handf ul of po cke t -si zed books of directions on grafting and cultivating the best varieties available. Sections on fruit-growing in these two countries are followed by others on fruit elsewhere in Europe (including the books of Knoop, Gallesio, and Bi vor t) a nd f ru it i n Am erica (with Downing, Hovey, and several sets of nurserymen's plates) before chapters on citrus fruit (beginning with Ferrari's 'Hesperides' of 1646), apples and pears, peaches and soft fruit, grapes, melons, and tropic al f ruit . Ea ch de scr iptio n mak es clear the background of the book concerned and its relationship to others, while a generous number of illustrations in colour and black and white help to give an impression of their contents. Many of the Oak Spri ng co pies h ave pa rtic ularly inter esting associations, recorded in inscriptions, bookplates, or binding details, all of which are described." Minor soiling on top/bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top /botto m of sp ine and flap -folds, one 1" closed tear, small area of creasing a top corner of rear flap. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 80.00 USD
Winston-Salem, North Carolina John F. Blair, Winston-Salem 1999 0895871858 / 9780895871855 Soft Cover Fine 
146 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Witches who fly down chimneys. A chair that won't release its occupant until a drop of blood stains the floor. A mountain that grew - and continues to grow - from the grave of a woman who was larger than life. The ghost of a woman who jumps on the bumpers of cars driving past the graveyard where she is buried. An apple tree that growls at people who pick its fruit. A woman who rose from her grave each night to get food for a baby born to her after she had died. A peach tree that grows on the head of a deer. These and other legends and ghost stories handed down for generations are contained in this collection of twenty-five tales from East Tennessee. The locales for these stories range from Roan Mountain to Chattanooga; from Cades Cove to Hancock County, where the Melungeons live; from the Sequatchie Valley to the Cumberland Plateau. The stories themselves are enhanced by Appalachian folk wisdom and tidbits about mountain traditions." This is a new unread book, in publisher's shrinkwrap. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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