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AESOP'S FABLES., (Aesop).  Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague.
1 (Aesop). Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague. AESOP'S FABLES.
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1985 0030020387 / 9780030020384 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Michael Hague. 
27 pp, 10 1/4" H. Beaufifully illustrated throughout in full colour. Contents: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse; The Lion and the Mouse; The Fox and the Goat; The Cat and the Birds; The Crow and the Pitcher; The Mice in Council; The Marriage of the Sun; The Hare and the Tortoise; The Wolf and the Kid; The Fox and the Grapes; The Ass in the Lion's Skin; The Fox and the Crow; The Cock and the Jewel. Spine has a slight lean, one very minor corner bump. Dust jacket has slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS., Barrie, J.M.
2 Barrie, J.M. PETER PAN IN KENSINGTON GARDENS.
London Hodder and Stoughton Hard Cover Good Arthur Rackham. 
126 pp, 8 1/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt illustration (Peter sitting on mushrooms playing pipes) and blindstamped decoration on front board. No date, but Xmas inscription dated 1926 on half title page. 16 tipped in colour plates (including frontispiece) with captioned tissue guards. All the plates are in clean, bright condition - wonderful examples of Arthur Rackham's fantastically imaginative portrayals of fairies, children, birds, gnarly trees, etc. This version of the tale is quite different from the play and later Disney adaptations - no Tinkerbelle, Captain Hook or Wendy, it focuses on Peter Pan's life in London's famous Kensington Gardens and his interactions with the fairies and birds that live there. A slight separation between a few page gatherings but pages are holding firmly, faint toning to margins of pages and tissues, very slight crl to top corner of pages, a few scattered tiny faint foxing marks throughtout pages, very small tear with crease at top of page 17 - archivally taped, colored plate opposite page 32 has been re-tipped in at top edge and is slightly mis-aligned to page - was originally tipped in at edge nearest hinge leaving faint location mark, areas of very light browning on endpapers, slight fading to spine color - a little more at bottom 1/2" of spine, light wear/wrinkling at top bottom of spine with a few tiny tears, three very small light liquid marks on rear board, book is lightly cocked. 
Price: 110.00 USD
 
 
3 Finlay, Campbell K. FISHERMAN'S GOLD: THE FIRST OF THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN MACINNES NATIVE OF THE HEBRIDES.
George G. Harrap, London, (1960), Ist edition. 
189 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w illus by W.B. White. "The Hebrides are the colourful setting for this thrilling adventure...fourteen-year-old John MacInnes persuades a local farmer and landowner to trust him with the care of his sheep in their summer quarters on Goat Island. Once this is settled, and he has the use of a boat, he organizes a camp so that his friends, three other boys and two girls, can help him in his scheme to fish lobster from the island. In the beginning , t h e p o s s i b i lity of finding a treasure of long lost gold, said to have been hidden there by pirates, was uppermost in their minds as a wish and a dream. It becomes a reality when they realize that men will murder for gold..." Previous ow n er 's n a me /a dd re ss /d at e at top of ffep. Dust jacket has light edgewear/rubbing, several small closed tears with associated creasing, a few tiny chips, large closed tear (archivally taped) on rear panel, spine lightly browned, light s oil in g t o r ear p ane l, cov er art cl ean and bright. VG/G 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
PITSCHI:  THE KITTEN WHO ALWAYS WANTED TO BE SOMETHING ELSE.  A SAD STORY THAT ENDS WELL., Fischer, Hans.
4 Fischer, Hans. PITSCHI: THE KITTEN WHO ALWAYS WANTED TO BE SOMETHING ELSE. A SAD STORY THAT ENDS WELL.
North-South Books, New York, 1999. 
Unpaginated, oblong 8vo (8 3/4" H x 12 1/2" D), hard cover with glazed pictorial boards (no dust jacket). ISBN 1558586458 The charming illustrated story of a little kitten who decides to try being something else - a rooster, a goat, a duck, a bunn y - with unfortunate results. However, in the end, Pitschi finds out how much she is loved and finds out she likes being a kitten after all! Very minor edge wear, very small bump at top edge of front cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BIRTHDAY: A MERRY TALE WITH MANY PICTURES., Fischer, Hans.
5 Fischer, Hans. THE BIRTHDAY: A MERRY TALE WITH MANY PICTURES.
New York Harcourt, Brace & World 1954 Later Printing Hard Cover Good Good Hans Fischer. 
Unpaginated, oblong (8 7/8" H x 12 3/4" D). Copyright date of 1954, but later printing with price of $4.50 on dust jacket. Endpapers with charming pattern of kittens and balls of wool, colour illustrations throughout by the author/illustrator of "Pitschi". "In a clearing in the forest lived old Lisette with her animals. There was a rooster, eight rabits, and one goat. Happiest of them all were the cats, Mauli and Ruli, and the little dog Bello, because they were allowed to sleep in the house at night and to help their beloved Lisette with the housework. On her seventy-sixth birthday, Lisette went off to the village, and while she was gone Bello and the rest of the animals prepared for her a wonderful birthday surprise. The happy occasion and its most satisfactory conclusion are vividly portrayed in strong yet delicate line and six brilliant colors by Hans Fischer, the internationally known Swiss illustrator, muralist and printmaker." Bump at bottom of spine; small tear at bottom of hinges - repaired; paper is split on inside hinges but hold very firmly, the front board has a very small stain, a tiny scuff at the top edge and some very small areas of dried glue near the top edge; tiny scuff on rear board; very small dent to top edge of both boards; light edge wear - mainly on bottom edge, slight toning to board edges; light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear, a few small and tiny edge tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; rear panel has one tiny scuff, one tiny dent, and soft wrinkling at top edge; light browning to edges; a few tiny areas of dried glue near top edge of front panel; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
6 Haywood, Carolyn, written and illustrated by. EDDIE AND THE FIRE ENGINE.
William Morrow, New York, 1949, 15th printing. 
189 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. Charming b&w vintage drawings by author. "...an old fire engine, recently retired by the fire department, and a goat, which catch (Eddie's) fancy...feature largely in the amusing incidents which comprise this thorou ghly enjoyable story..." Book is clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling, light browning to rear panel/flap edges, three closed tears, two 'pinprick' perforations to front hinge, minor s o i l i n g , s i lver Morrow Eagle Library Edition label (3" x 3/4") across bottom of spine (NOT a library book). Wonderful cover illustration (blue/black/white/orange) shows Eddie in fire engine with goat - now protected in mylar sleeve. VG+ / G+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Jenkins, D.E. With translations of poetry by the Rev. H. Elvet Lewis. Introduction by Principal John Rhys. BEDD GELERT: ITS FACTS, FAIRIES, & FOLK-LORE.
Portmadoc Llewelyn Jenkins 1899 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
378 pp, 8 1/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilt. B&w photographs, drawings, reproductions. Stories of village life and residents, ancient monuments, ghosts, traditions, fairy encounters, Arthurian legend, Roman artifacts, etc., etc. Chapter headings:General; Antiquities; The Village; The Village Hotels; The Legend of Gelert; Village Folk-Lore; The Priory; The Church; The Graveyard; Nant Colwyn; ditto; ditto; The Snowdon District; Nant Gwynen; Nant Gwynen - Dinas Emrys; Nant Gwynen - Middle Part; Nant Gwynen - Cwmllan; Nant Gwynen - Around Llyn Gwynen; Nant Gwynen - Upper Part; Aberglaslyn - Bridge and Pass; Aberglaslyn and Oerddwer; Nanmor; Religious and Educational Awakenings. Small pencil notes on pages 286 & 332 - could be erased, but might be of interest to genealogists/local historians. Ink inscription of previous owner on front free endpaper: "G.B. Nicholson / Blanau Festiniog, Wales / June 15th 1906", and evidence of erased pencil notations. Some rust marks from paperclips on preliminaries/title page, light foxing to endpapers. Some splitting to paper on inside front hinge - holding firmly, small creas at top edge of page leaf 131/132, light browning/dust soiling to fore-edge of text block and bottom of text block, slight corner bumps on both boards, very light wear at corners, light to moderate rubbing at edges, slight color fading on spine and top edge of front board, rubbing on spine causing light color loss, very light rubbing soiling on boards. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
RECOLLECTIONS OF A LIFE PHOTOGRAPHER., Kirkland, Wallace.  Inscribed.
8 Kirkland, Wallace. Inscribed. RECOLLECTIONS OF A LIFE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1954. 
272 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. INSCRIBED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER "TO ELIZABETH 'LIZ', FROM WALLACE KIRKLAND 'KIRK', KEEP FOLLOWING THE GINGERBREAD - THE HELL WITH THE PENNIES". B&w photographs. "Wallace Kirkland has been a photographer for 'Life Magazine' since it began. One of the editors of that magazine is said to have remarked upon hearing of the book, 'I always said you were the world's worst photographer, and the world's best writer'. This book consists of the stories behind Kirkland's photographic assignments - some of the ones which became famous: The Fox Hunt, The Birth of the Dragonfly, and Jamaican Boyhood: A Memory, and Man of Letters: Arthur Birnstengle, who wrote his congressman for a wife with extra ordinary results, and some of the ones which were never run, such as the Portrait of Gandhi when he got Gandhi's autograph on the tail end of a goat. The range of writing in this book is as wide as the Missouri. Mr. Kirkland goes from some exceptionally beautiful nature writing in the chapter on Turtles to moving remembrances of things and people in Jamaican Boyhood; to rowdy vignettes in the Life of a Wandering Photographer. Through all his adventures we see A Hero of our Time, a Don Quixote with a camera who is doing the work which he likes best." Very light browning to endpapers, three tiny corner bumps, very light browning to edges of textblock, wrinkling at top of spine and rear hinge area, light edge wear. Dust jacket has several tears, small chips, edge wear/creases, light edge browning, two small watermarks on inside of spine, light rubbing. VG-/Fair 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LIFE IN THE CLEARINGS.  TO WHICH IS ADDED THIS AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION TO MARK HURDLESTONE., Moodie, Susanna.  Edited and introduced by Robert L. McDougall.
9 Moodie, Susanna. Edited and introduced by Robert L. McDougall. LIFE IN THE CLEARINGS. TO WHICH IS ADDED THIS AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION TO MARK HURDLESTONE.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1959 Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
298 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). Eight b&w plates plus fold-out map - collated. Includes the author's introduction to her novel, "Mark Hurdlestone". "Mrs. Moodie, a refined and sophisticated person by upbringing and inclination, looks, not back, but about her at the relatively advanced society which had grown up in the clearings along the 'front' of the St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario. Here we are concerned, not with the woodsman's axe and the primitive struggle against nature, not with the solitary but with social man. Mrs. Moodie is quite sure that this society is in a much healthier condition than the one she had known in England: She associates the improvement with the mixing of the classes in the new society and thinks that the absence of convention and prejudice in the relations between various occupational groups is partly due to a 'friendly' American influence. She likes the greater liveliness in social intercourse, and better still she likes the way in which the stripping away of the old preconceptions makes possible a true estimate of a man's worth which she sees simply as the sum of his native ability, his industry, his moral training and his education." First published in 1853 . Minor browning to pages, light cigarette odor, a few tiny light stains in top margin of pages 264 & 265, light browning to edges of textblock, minor wrinking at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling, light browning on spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, a few tiny water marks on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Moodie, Susanna. Edited and introduced by Robert L. McDougall. LIFE IN THE CLEARINGS. TO WHICH IS ADDED THIS AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION TO MARK HURDLESTONE.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1966 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good 
298 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). Map endpapers. Eight b&w plates plus facsimile of first edition (1853) title page - collated. Includes the author's introduction to her novel, "Mark Hurdlestone". "Mrs. Moodie, a refined and sophisticated person by upbringing and inclination, looks, not back, but about her at the relatively advanced society which had grown up in the clearings along the 'front' of the St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario. Here we are concerned, not with the woodsman's axe and the primitive struggle against nature, not with the solitary but with social man. Mrs. Moodie is quite sure that this society is in a much healthier condition than the one she had known in England: She associates the improvement with the mixing of the classes in the new society and thinks that the absence of convention and prejudice in the relations between various occupational groups is partly due to a 'friendly' American influence. She likes the greater liveliness in social intercourse, and better still she likes the way in which the stripping away of the old preconceptions makes possible a true estimate of a man's worth which she sees simply as the sum of his native ability, his industry, his moral training and his education." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one crease across spine, very small bump to top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, tiny edge tears and chips - archivally taped, light rubbing, minor soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A RAZOR FOR A GOAT:  A DISCUSSION OF CERTAIN PROBLEMS IN THE HISTORY OF WITCHCRAFT AND DIABOLISM., Rose, Elliot.
11 Rose, Elliot. A RAZOR FOR A GOAT: A DISCUSSION OF CERTAIN PROBLEMS IN THE HISTORY OF WITCHCRAFT AND DIABOLISM.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1989. 
257 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0802067689 "With an amazing knowledge of his subject (and also of related matters, e.g. mythology and Jungian psychology) the author here discusses witchcraft and diabolism in a way that arouses admiration for his exact and critical aptitude. The central theme is the historical origins (and, as a sidetrack, the psychological functions) of some forms of witchcraft. The question whether these should be regarded as survivals of the ancient pagan cults, or whether they should be supposed to be linked to Christedom as heresy, is given extensive treatment." International Review of Social History. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, two tiny co rner creases - one migrates into last few pages. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
12 Soto, Gary. Illustrated by David Diaz. NEIGHBORHOOD ODES.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego, (1992), Ist edition. 
68 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w illustrations by David Diaz. "In an exuberant celebration of neighborhood life, award-winning pot Gary Soto writes of pleasure - the pleasure of sprinklers, of snow cones, of trips to the park. And he writes of love - the love of tennis shoes, of tortillas, of the library. There's regret in this neighborhood, when two boys can't wait till dark to light their fireworks. And there's fear, too, fear of La Llorona, whose mysterious voice calls for the childr en...There's joy, in the wedding music of the mariachis, and there's laughter, when Senor Leal's goat steals his pipe..." Light sunfading to top edge of boards, tiny stain at top of front board. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light e d g e w e a r / w r i nkling. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FAIRY RING:  A NEW EDITION OF A CLASSIC COLLECTION, INCLUDING TALES FROM FIFTEEN LANDS., Wiggin, Kate Douglas and Smith, Nora Archibald, editors.  Revised by Ethna Sheehan.
13 Wiggin, Kate Douglas and Smith, Nora Archibald, editors. Revised by Ethna Sheehan. THE FAIRY RING: A NEW EDITION OF A CLASSIC COLLECTION, INCLUDING TALES FROM FIFTEEN LANDS.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1967 Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Warren Chappell. 
414 pp, 9 7/16" H. 8 colour plates, including frontispiece (collated), plus b&w drawings. "Here is a beautiful new edition of a well-loved collection of folk and fairy tales from many countries, reselected for children today by Ethna Sheehan, a specialist in folklore and storytelling. Stories from Scandinavia, England, France, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Russia, and India have been retained from the original collection; now, in addition, Italy, Portugal, Arabia, Japan, China, and the American Indian are represented in tales chosen from Miss Wiggin's other popular books in the 'Library of Fairy Literature'. The result is the best of Kate Douglas Wiggin in one handsome volume, redesigned and illustrated in full color and black-and-white by Warren Chappell." Contents: Introduction; East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon; The Golden Lantern, Golden Goat, and Golden Cloak; Mother Roundabout's Daughter; The Golden Bird; The Doll in the Grass; The Clever Prince; Dapplegrim; The Princess on the Glass Hill; The Wild Swans; Master Tobacco; The History of Tom Thumb; Tattercoats; The Buried Moon; Cap o' Rushes; Hookedy-Crookedy; The Bee, the Harp, the Mouse, and the Bum-Clock; The Long Leather Bag; The Table, the Ass, and the Stick; The Little Brother and Sister; Longnose the Dwarf; The Three Feathers; The Water of Life; The Nose-Tree; Snow-white and Rose-red; The Goose Girl; Brier Rose; Spindle, Shuttle, and Needle; The Iron Wolf; The Young Head of the Family; Yvon and Finette; The Little Good Mouse; Drakesbill and His Friends; The White Cat; Prince Cherry; The Story of Coquerico; The Bird-Cage Maker; The Lucky Coin; The Storks and the Night Owl; The Months; Schippeitaro; The Matsuyama Mirror; The Ants that Pushed on the Sky; The Brahman, the Tiger, and the Six Judges; Tit for Tat; Muchie Lal; The Valiant Chatteemaker. Small name notation blacked-out on free front endpaper, remainder spray on bottom of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight rubbing and a tiny bump at top corner of front board. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, minor edge browning, tiny edge tear with crease. Short gold colored band label printed on spine and front panel with "A Doubleday Reinforced Library Edition" - this book is NOT an ex-library book. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE LAZY BEAR., Wildsmith, Brian.
14 Wildsmith, Brian. THE LAZY BEAR.
Franklin Watts, New York, 1974, first American edition. 
Unpaginated oblong 8vo (8 5/8" H x 11 1/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in brilliant color. "The bear was good friends with all his neighbors - until one day he found a woodcutter's wagon. For although he invited some of h is friends to share in his rides downhill he made them do all the pushing back to the top. It was the clever goat who finally showd the bear that the best way to enjoy his new possession was to share is ups and downs with his friends. An d w h e n t h e bear had learned his lesson they all played happily together." 1" x 18" surface paer loss and minor glue residue on front pastedown, minor glue residue at top/bottom of gutter of free endpapers, 2" very light glue residue removal m a rk w it h f ai nt s olver stains on rear pastedown, slight bump at top of spine and top/bottom corners of front board, tiny bump at top/bottom corner of rear board. Dust jacket has two tears up to 2" on front panel, light browning at edges, lig ht ed ge wea r/ wr ink lin g/c reasing, soft crease down front panel, tiny tear on front flap, small piece of tape on fore-edge of rear flap. Colors are bright. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 40.00 USD
 


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