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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
 
 
2 Aesop. THE FABLES OF AESOP.
London Folio Society 1998 Hard Cover Near Fine Edward J. Detmold. 
152 pp, 10" H. Bound in full light brown cloth with Detmold's binding design in red & green redrawn by David Eccles, gold lettering on spine, dark green endpapers. 23 colour illustrations (including frontispiece), plus small b&w drawings. Dark green slipcase. Contains dozens of fables, including: The Ants and the Grasshopper; The Hare and the Tortoise; The Dog in the Manger; The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing; The Vain Jackdaw; The Fox and the Grapes; The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse; etc., etc. Very minor corner wear. Slipcase has very minor rubbing, some very minor small areas of discoloration. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
3 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
 
 
CABERNET SAUVIGNON.  GUIDES TO GRAPE VARIETIES SERIES., Eyres, Harry.
4 Eyres, Harry. CABERNET SAUVIGNON. GUIDES TO GRAPE VARIETIES SERIES.
Viking, (London, 1991), first edition. 
275 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w maps in text. ISBN 067082481X "This unique series looks at each of the major grape varieties and assesses the wines made all over the world from that variety...Each volume inc ludes background information on the grape variety and advice on the best way to buy, store and serve the wines. An extensive gazetteer lists the main wines made from the variety in Europe, North and South America, Australia and New Zealan d . A s p e c ial feature of this series is the individual ratings given for quality, price and best recent vintages...Cabernet Sauvignon is best known as the most important red grape variety in Bordeaux, the region that produces the world's most ge ne r al l y ad mi re d red wines. It has also been widely exported and now flourishes in countries as diverse as Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, the USA and Australia...This volume not only looks at wines suitable for early drinking but includes advice on th e p ote nt ia l o f b oth the top Bordeaux Chateaux traditionally favoured by investors and the many excellent Cabernet Sauvignon now being made beyond the borders of France." Minor rubbing to top edge of front board. Dust jacket has very lig ht e dg e wrin kli ng, min or r ubbi ng. NF/VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
LIFE BEYOND LIEBFRAUMILCH: UNDERSTANDING GERMAN FINE WINE., Pigott, Stuart.
5 Pigott, Stuart. LIFE BEYOND LIEBFRAUMILCH: UNDERSTANDING GERMAN FINE WINE.
London Sidgwick & Jackson 1988 0283995807 / 9780283995804 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine Ian Ritchie, jacket Illustration. Maps by Katharina Kelly. 
262 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions of labels. "In recent years German wine has earned itself the reputation of being little more than cheap wine for quaffing. Yet the days of crude commercialization debasing a nation's wines may be over: for German wine producers, claims wine expert Stuart Pigott, are now showing renewed commitment to quality and classic wine styles. The leaders of this revival, and their wines, occupy centre stage in this highly informative book. Through well over 100 fascinating profiles, the author guides us through the regions and charts a clear path towards an easy understanding of Germany's diversity of counry and fine wines. (He) introduces many little-known producers of excellent wines that offer astonishing value for money, and points the finger firmly at those famous names which can no longer be relied upon. Some of his findings will surprise: he shows, for example, how red wines are emerging alongside the white wines for which Germany has long been renowned. (This book) is the product of years of meticulous research in Germany. It constitutes a refreshing reassessment of some of the world's least understood wines." Clean and tight. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RIESLING.  GUIDES TO GRAPE VARIETIES SERIES., Pigott, Stuart.  Series editor, Harry Eyres.
6 Pigott, Stuart. Series editor, Harry Eyres. RIESLING. GUIDES TO GRAPE VARIETIES SERIES.
London Viking 1991 0670824887 / 9780670824885 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
219 pp, 8vo, (8 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w maps. "Ranging in taste from the light and dry to the rich, sweet-sour dessert wines, Rieslings are, at their best, wines of great finesse and subtlety, with considerable aging potential. this volume is an ideal introduction and compantion to a grape variety that produces some of the most delicious wines in the world. (It is part of a) unique series (that) looks at each of the major grape varieties and assesses wines made all over the world from that variety. The focus is primarily on flavour and quality. Each volume includes background information on the grape variety and advice on the best way to buy, store and serve the wines. An extensive gazetteer lists the main wines made from the variety in Europe, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand. A special feature is the individual ratings given for quality, price and best recent vintages." Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing , one tiny edge tear, very small stain at bottom inside edge of spine, small laminate crease on front panel, small laminate defect on front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AN OAK SPRING POMONA: A SELECTION OF RARE BOOKS ON FRUIT IN THE OAK SPRING GARDEN LIBRARY, DESCRIBED BY SANDRA RAPHAEL., Raphael, Sandra.  Introduction by Rachel Lambert Mellon.
7 Raphael, Sandra. Introduction by Rachel Lambert Mellon. AN OAK SPRING POMONA: A SELECTION OF RARE BOOKS ON FRUIT IN THE OAK SPRING GARDEN LIBRARY, DESCRIBED BY SANDRA RAPHAEL.
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
 


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