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WHY THE CHIMES RANG AND OTHER STORIES., Alden, Raymond MacDonald.
1 Alden, Raymond MacDonald. WHY THE CHIMES RANG AND OTHER STORIES.
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1924 Hard Cover Very Good Good Katharine Sturges. 
149 pp, 9 1/8" H. Orange cloth with black lettering on spine, black border and color pastedown on front board. 8 color plates (including frontispiece), plus a b&w drawing at the beginning of each story. Contents: Why the Chimes Rang; The Knights of the Silver Shield; The Boy Who Discovered the Spring; The Brook in the King's Garden; The Hunt for the Beautiful; The Boy Who Went Out of the World; The Palace Made by Music; The Forest Full of Friends; The Bag of Smiles; The Castle Under the Sea; In the Great Walled Country. Very slight twist to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few very tiny dents on bottom edge of boards, very light browning to endpapers, light toning to pages, two illustration pages have a small light foxing mark in margin - also on opposite page, very light browning to edges of text block - also a very small foxing mark on the fore-edge and slight soiling on the top. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, several edge chips and two archivally taped tears, very light browning on inside, faint foxing marks at top of flaps, light soiling, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Bailey, Hilary. CASSANDRA, PRINCESS OF TROY.
Jonathan Cape, London, (1993), Ist edition. 
325 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Cassandra, having lived quietly on a farm for twenty years, begins to write her reminiscences of the past. It is a "tragic story, taken from one of the oldest and most famous tales ever told - the war between the Greeks and the Trojans. It begins with Helen's flight, with Paris of Troy, from her husband. It tells of how a Greek army crossed the sea to attack Troy and bring back Helen, of the fall of Troy and its terrible aftermath. In this wonderfully vivid historical novel the author imagines Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess, did not die as in the legend, but lived on in hiding for many years. As she begins to write, Cassandra believes she is free to tell her story, but it is not so - there are still secrets to be uncovered and her own tale has not ended...This marvellous and moving novel tells of the eternal forces of human life - about war and its consequences for men and women, about courage, feud(s), revenge and fated love." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Braun, Lilian Jackson. THE CAT WHO KNEW A CARDINAL.
G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, (1991), uncorrected proof for limited distribution. 
240 pp, 8vo, soft cover. UNCORRECTED ADVANCE PROOF COPY. "Qwill, Koko, and Yum Yum return for another adventure '400 miles north of everywhere' in the twelfth episode of the extraordinarily popular Cat Who...series." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/rubbing, small scuff at top of spine, spine flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE FRAGRANCE OF SWEET-GRASS:  L.M. MONTGOMERY'S HEROINES AND THE PURSUIT OF ROMANCE., Epperly, Elizabeth Rollins.  (Lucy Maud Montgomery.  L.M.)
4 Epperly, Elizabeth Rollins. (Lucy Maud Montgomery. L.M.) THE FRAGRANCE OF SWEET-GRASS: L.M. MONTGOMERY'S HEROINES AND THE PURSUIT OF ROMANCE.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1993 0802074618 / 9780802074614 First Paperback Edition. Soft Cover Very Good+ 
275 pp, 8vo (9" H). "Anne Shirley is the best known of a memorable group of heroines created by Lucy Maud Montgomery, a group that includes Emily Byrd Starr, Valancy Stirling, and Pat Gardiner. These characters are at the centre of Epperly's book, the first full-length critical study of all L.M. Montgomery's fiction. Epperly contends that Montgomery was a master of the romance genre, and through her use of literary allusions, repetitions, irony, and comic inversions she deftly manipulated the normal conventions of romance novels. By studying the fictional biographies of the heroines and their pursuit of romance, Epperly question the ways romance shapes what we consider valuable in our imaginings and experience. A book written for L.M. Montgomery fans and scholars." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Evans, Hilary and Evans, Mary. THE LIFE AND ART OF GEORGE CRUIKSHANK 1792-1878.
New York S.G. Phillips 1978 0875992277 / 9780875992273 Hard Cover Very Good Good George Cruikshank 
192 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions. "When George Cruikshank died, (over) a hundred years ago, he was admired as an artist, respected as a reformer, loved as a man. But he had lived so long and created so much that few could discern any unity underlying the diverse creations of his seventy-year working life - creations ranging from a thumbnail caricature of Napoleon III ('it never reigns but it bores!') to the four-metres-wide 'Worship of Bacchus' which now hangs, dusty and neglected, in the storerooms of the Tate Gallery. For some he was the artist who showed us Oliver Twist asking for mroe; for some the whimsical delineator of elves and fairies; for others the fanatical reformer who drew 'The Bottle' to convert us all from the Demon Drink. Everything he created was a spontaneous response to the world he saw. It might be something trivial, as when he went on a day-trip to Boulogne - the only time he left English soil! - and memorialized the event in a masterly sketch of seasick travellers (which perhaps explains why the adventure was never repeated). Or it might be on a deeper level, as when he symbolises in 'The Drunkard's Children' all the horrors of modern industrial society. It is his ability to see the world both as it is and as it might be which is the greatness of Cruikshank, both as a man and as an artist, and this book sets out to reveal the continual development of his art as a reflection of his continual development as a man. It therefore takes the form of a running commentary on pictures which are themselves a running commentary on the artist's outward and inward life. From more than two hundred pictures, one of the widest selections of his work ever brought together, Cruickshank emerges, not just as one of the world's greatest illustrators, but as a visionary artist whose work, at first glance so light and casual, reveals a profound sympathy and understanding of human life." Minor bump at top bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, some light rubbing on rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wear, moderate edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, 2" puckered triangular closed tear and small puncture with associated rub line on rear panel, 1" tear at bottom of front flap fold, minor rubbing and soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
6 Folio Society. (Chris Wrigley, Hilary Pyle, Alexander Murray, John Major, Bryan Forbes.) FOLIO. SUMMER 1998.
Folio Society, London, 1998. 
32 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. Contents: Editorial; The History Man (A.J.P. Taylor); Sons of the Artist John (John Butler Yeats); Positively Medieval; The Politician's Trollope; Traveller's Tales (Somerset Maug ham, John O'Hara). Interior - cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor browning on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
MYTH, MAGIC, AND MYSTERY: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION., Hearn, Michael Patrick / Clark, Trinkett / Clark, H. Nichols B.
7 Hearn, Michael Patrick / Clark, Trinkett / Clark, H. Nichols B. MYTH, MAGIC, AND MYSTERY: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION.
Boulder, Colorado Roberts Rinehart Publishers in cooperation with The Chrysler Museum of Art 1996 1570980799 / 9781570980794 Soft Cover Very Good 
242 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "A stunning achievement, 'Myth, Magic, and Mystery' brings together the work of nearly every prominent children's book illustrator of the twentieth century. Developed for a nationwide, touring exhibition beginning at The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia in June 1996, this book stands alone as a portable encyclopedia of the 'masters' of the genre. Included here are the works of such popular illustrators as N.C. Wyeth, Chris Van Allsburg, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, Edward Gorey, Tomi Ungerer, and others; a special feature of the book is a complete 'alphabet' created from a selection of the classic ABC books by the likes of Richard Scarry and 'Curious George' creator H.A. Rey. (This) will be a volume to be treasured alongside the classics themselves, a book to be sought after for moments of quiet contemplation or recollections of sheer joy." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light rubbing on covers, tiny dent on fore-edge of text block, tiny stain on bottom of text block. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
GREAT INTERRUPTION.  AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1939-45., Irving, Laurence.
8 Irving, Laurence. GREAT INTERRUPTION. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1939-45.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1983 0906393299 / 9780906393291 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
235 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w photographs. "As Senior Intelligence Officer of 35 Wing, Irving studied and furthered the technical and tactical resources of low level photographic reconnaissance and the prompt distribution of intelligence derived from it. The unacceptable casualties incurred by 35 Wing in supporting the raid on Dieppe were proof of the tardy recognition by Army/Air planning staffs of the need for total co-operation between the Services in action if the liberation of Europe was to be achieved. The theme of this book is the contribution of 35 Wing to the preparation and achievement of Operation Overlord, the reconnoitring of V1 missile sites in France that subsequent bombing rendered inoperable and, above all, its services to 1st Canadian Army throughout the ensuing campaign. This personal record reflects an abiding memory and admiration for the skills, the devotion to duty, the light hearted companionship and dauntless courage of pilots inspired by exemplary and discerning commanding officers." Slight bump to bottom corner of rear board, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
GREAT INTERRUPTION.  AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1939-45., Irving, Laurence.
9 Irving, Laurence. GREAT INTERRUPTION. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1939-45.
Shrewsbury Airlife 1983 0906393299 / 9780906393291 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
235 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w photographs. "As Senior Intelligence Officer of 35 Wing, Irving studied and furthered the technical and tactical resources of low level photographic reconnaissance and the prompt distribution of intelligence derived from it. The unacceptable casualties incurred by 35 Wing in supporting the raid on Dieppe were proof of the tardy recognition by Army/Air planning staffs of the need for total co-operation between the Services in action if the liberation of Europe was to be achieved. The theme of this book is the contribution of 35 Wing to the preparation and achievement of Operation Overlord, the reconnoitring of V1 missile sites in France that subsequent bombing rendered inoperable and, above all, its services to 1st Canadian Army throughout the ensuing campaign. This personal record reflects an abiding memory and admiration for the skills, the devotion to duty, the light hearted companionship and dauntless courage of pilots inspired by exemplary and discerning commanding officers." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of front flap, light browning at top inside edge and at top edge of flaps, faint thin line indentation down front panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 King, Hilary. ON THE 11.40 DOWN. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 237. 3RD SERIES.
[Amalgamated/Fleetway, London, n.d.]. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Interior - pages browning very lightly, staple rusting (staining to covers), two dog-ears, a few pages with tiny perforation in margin, tiny corner creases on pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft corner crease and old price on front cover, light edge wear, spine has light wrinkling, browning and rubbing along with tiny chips at top/bottom. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 King, Hilary. THE BIG CIRCUS MYSTERY. SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO. 280. 3RD SERIES.
[Amalgamated/Fleetway, London, n.d.]. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "The glow of a cigar appeared like a spotlight in the darkness. Came a crack and a flash, and Enrico Cambelli, the trapezist, fell dead. Thus started the mystery of a big circus." Interior - pages browning very lightly, staple rusting (staining to covers), otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, very light erasure mark on front cover, spine has light wrinkling, browning and rubbing along with tiny chip at bottom. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CULTURE AND ANARCHY IN IRELAND 1890-1939.  THE FORD LECTURES DELIVERED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IN THE HILARY TERM OF 1978., Lyons, F.S.L.
12 Lyons, F.S.L. CULTURE AND ANARCHY IN IRELAND 1890-1939. THE FORD LECTURES DELIVERED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IN THE HILARY TERM OF 1978.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1979 0192224931 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
184 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "Irish history has traditionally been interpreted primarily in political terms as the struggle of an emerging nation to shake itself free of seven hundred years of English domination. The events of the last decade in Northern Ireland have led many people to realise that the reality is more complex, but this has left them if anything more confused than they were before. The purpose of this book is to trace concisely the outline of four conflicting cultures which co-exist in Ireland north and south. To bring their conflict to a focus they have been examined mainly within a narrow historical framework, the period 1890-1939 (defined by the two symbolic dates of the fall of Parnell and the death of Yeats), though there are some necessary excursions into a remoter past, especially in relation to Ireland. The underlying theme of the book is that no political solution has been or will be successful without a proper understanding of the intricacies of this interlocking pattern of cultures - Gaelic, English, Anglo-Irish, Ulster Protestant. The book is in essence an attempt to provide the historical basis for such an understanding." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, a previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil marks on free front endpaper, very light liquid stain in top margin of page 19, minor edge wear, small corner bump, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear - small surface paper loss at bottom of flap-folds, light to moderate edge wrinkling, light rubbing, 1" closed knife cut on front panel - archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE FOLIO GOLDEN TREASURY. 'THE BEST SONGS AND LYRICAL POEMS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE'., Michie, James, chosen and introduced by.  (Thomas Wyatt, Philip Sydney, William Shakespeare, John Donne, Robert Herrick, George Herbert, John Milton, Andrew Marvell, John Dryden, John Wilmot, Alexander Pope, William Cowper, Keats, Shelley, Byron, et al.)
13 Michie, James, chosen and introduced by. (Thomas Wyatt, Philip Sydney, William Shakespeare, John Donne, Robert Herrick, George Herbert, John Milton, Andrew Marvell, John Dryden, John Wilmot, Alexander Pope, William Cowper, Keats, Shelley, Byron, et al.) THE FOLIO GOLDEN TREASURY. 'THE BEST SONGS AND LYRICAL POEMS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE'.
London Folio Society 1997 Quarter-Leather Near Fine Simon Brett, Reynolds Stone, Norman Janes, Joan Hassall, John Lawrence, David Gentleman, Hilary Paynter, Douglas Percy Bliss, Richard Shirley Smith, Peter Reddick, William Blake, Frank Martin, Gwen Raverat, Joan Farleigh, Diana Bloomfield, et al. 
733 pp, 11" H. Black leather spine with gilt lettering, yellow/orange cloth sides printed in black with a design by Simon Brett, top edge yellow/orange, brown endpapers. Black slipcase with gilt decoration on sides. B&w illustrations throughout. "In this anthology the poets appear chronologically in order of year of birth; the poems of any one poet are not arranged in any particular order. All poems are printed in their entirety." Includes an Index of First Lines. One bottom corner with very minor wear. Slipcase has a few areas of very light rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 


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