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THE STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE OF MR. TOAST with MR. TOAST AND THE WOOLLY MAMMOTH.  2 BOOKS., Brent, Stuart.
1 Brent, Stuart. THE STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE OF MR. TOAST with MR. TOAST AND THE WOOLLY MAMMOTH. 2 BOOKS.
New York Viking Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Leslie Goldstein / Lilian Obligado. Inscribed By Author
62 pp & 94 pp - 2 volumes - 9 3/8" H. B&w illustrations. 1. The Strange Disappearance of Mr. Toast - inscribed on front free endpaper in red ink: "For Lesley / from / Stuart Brent" - First edition, 1964 - "Mr. Toast was a golden retriever, and the Brent family was his personal responsibility. He never failed to devote his full time and attention to his duties, rounding up lost children, patiently accepting Baby Joe's hugs and kisses, even settling quarrels between the younger children with a few cuffs of a firm but gentle paw. (After the family arrives at Bark Point for their summer holiday), suddenly Mr. Toast was nowhere to be found! Had he arrived with them? Had he leaped out of the car to go off chasing rabbits as soon as the car door was opened? No one was sure. Where could Mr.Toast be?" 2. Mr. Toast and the Woolly Mammoth - inscribed on front free endpaper in red ink: "For Lesley / from / Stuart Brent / with Appreciation" - Third printing, 1966 - Exploring a quarry, two of the eldest Brent boys "reached a point where a landslide gave way under them, tossing them violently to the bottom" where Mr. Toast "proceeded to discover what was undoutedly the biggest bone of his life! The story of the unearthing of a prehistoric monster by the entire Brent family makes for exciting and enlightening reading." Very minor edge rubbing. Dust jackets have very light edge wear with one or two tiny edge tears, some light browinng on inside of spine of book 1 and very light browning on inside of spine of book 2. Dust jackets are protected in mylar sleeves. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES., Nadaillac, The Marquis de.  Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers).
2 Nadaillac, The Marquis de. Translated by Nancy Bell (N. D'Anvers). MANNERS AND MONUMENTS OF PREHISTORIC PEOPLES.
New York G.P. Putnam's Sons 1892 First American Edition Hard Cover Good 
412 pp, 8 3/4" H. Brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board, top edge gilt. 113 b&w illustrations, including tissue-covered frontispiece. Contents: The Stone Age, its Duration, and its Place in Time; Food, Cannibalism, Mammals, Fish, Hunting and Fishing, Navigation; Weapons, Tools, Pottery - Origin of the Use of Fire, Clothing, Ornaments - Early Artistic Efforts; Caves, Kitchen-Middings, Lake Stations, "Terremares", Crannoges, Burghs, "Nurhags", "Talayoti", and "Truddhi"; Megalithic Monuments; Industry, Commerce, Social Organization - Fights, Wounds and Trepanation; Camps, Fortifications, Vitrified Forts - Santorin - The Towns upon the Hill of Hissarlik; Tombs; Index. Inside rear hinge has splitting to paper but is holding firmly, two edge tears on page leaf 403/404 - archivally taped, small 'v' tear on page leaf 407/408 - archivally taped, small area of browning at bottom of inside front hinge, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear - more at corners and at top/bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light waviness on spine, faint staining on half of rear board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
A NURSERY HISTORY OF ENGLAND., O'Neill, Elizabeth and O'Neill, Mary.
3 O'Neill, Elizabeth and O'Neill, Mary. A NURSERY HISTORY OF ENGLAND.
London Thomas Nelson & Sons Upadated, Later Printing. Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket George Morrow and Marjory Whittington. 
168 pp, 9 5/8" H. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt decoration on front board. No date, but post 1952 as it records the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and the coming of television. The charming George Morrow illustrations have been augmented to bring the book 'up-to-date' by Marjory Whittington. Profusely illustrated with colour plates and b&w drawings (some on pages with lots of blank space, as if to encourage the young artist, although no additional work appears in this book!). Contains small paragraphs on events in British history from the time of the "Little Mean and Big Beasts" when mammoths and the like "ran around everywhere", through the Roman conquest, the Danes, Plantagenets, Tudors, the Restoration, American Revolution, Queen Victoria, the First and Second World Wars, etc. Touches on social, military and religious history. Small area of white-out tape on front free endpaper, small label from bookstore on rear pastedown, light toning to endpapers, small bump at top of spine and at corners of boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JOURNEY TO THE ICE AGE: MAMMOTHS AND OTHER ANIMALS OF THE WILD., Poortvliet, Rien.  Translated from the Dutch by Karin H. Ford.  Calligraphy by Diane Lynch.
4 Poortvliet, Rien. Translated from the Dutch by Karin H. Ford. Calligraphy by Diane Lynch. JOURNEY TO THE ICE AGE: MAMMOTHS AND OTHER ANIMALS OF THE WILD.
Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1994. 
224 pp, oblong (10 1/4" H x 12" D) hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0810936488 Beautifully illustrated throughout in colour by the Dutch artist well known for his books on gnomes and Holland. "Starting in present-day Holland, Poortvliet observes a nd illustrates, the many animals who inhabit this earth, in great detail. He may catch a rabbit, lynx, or partridge sauntering by, or admire a doe with her young right beneath him. He takes notice of foxes, deer, and wolves, and portrays them r e a l istically and convincingly. (He) continues on his journey to the sixteenth century, a time when humans coexisted with such predators as bears, lynx, and wolves, and other wild animals. His journey ends with the people and animals of the Ic e Ag e, a nd he imagines the now-extinct mammoth and other creatures in their natural habitat - the giant deer, the wooly rhinoceros, the wild horse, the auroch, and the cave lion. Exploring the boundaries of time travel and studying the wild anim al s a t c los e range, (he) documents their daily habits and rituals. His colorful account unfolds before us to reveal the many interesting facts about the mammals: How much bigger is an elk than a deer or a doe? How do you subdue a rhinoceros? How man y po unds is a mammoth's daily food intake?" Previous owner's signed bookplate on front free endpaper, tiny dint on bottom edge of each board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one ve ry s mall edge tear - archivally taped, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
DRAGONLANCE.  PRELUDES TRILOGY - VOLUME ONE: DARKNESS & LIGHT.  VOLUME TWO: KENDERMORE.  VOLUME THREE: BROTHERS MAJERE.  3 VOLUME SET., Thompson, Paul B.; Carter, Tonya R.; Kirchoff, Mary; Stein, Kevin.
5 Thompson, Paul B.; Carter, Tonya R.; Kirchoff, Mary; Stein, Kevin. DRAGONLANCE. PRELUDES TRILOGY - VOLUME ONE: DARKNESS & LIGHT. VOLUME TWO: KENDERMORE. VOLUME THREE: BROTHERS MAJERE. 3 VOLUME SET.
Lake Geneva, WI TSR 1989 First Printings Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Jeff Easley, cover art. 
3 volume set - 7" H. Volume One: Darkness & Light - 377 pp, ISBN 088038722X - "(T)he story of Sturm's search for his father and Kitiara's years of wanderlust. Five years before war engults Krynn, Sturm (Brightblade) and Kitiara hitch a ride on a flying ship piloted by a band of professional gnomes and find themselves crash-landed on, of all place, Lunitari. The red moon of neutrality is a desolate place of wonder and danger - of tree-people ruled by a mad monarch; giant ants formed of living crystal; and a mysterious brass dragon dwelling in an obelisk. Together, the honor-bound Solamnic Knight and the remarkable warrior-woman must overcome magic and power - and love." Volume Two: Kendermore - 346 pp, ISBN 0880387548 - "Tasslehoff Burrfoot is snared by a lady bounty hunter, whose assignment it is to ensure the return of the light-fingered escape artist to his homeland. Beloved Uncle Trapspringer is being held prisoner by the venerable council of elders until Tas honors Kender marriage traditions. But Tasslehoff's betrothed pulls a disappearing act of her own. The race is on to see who gets dragged to the altar first. Not only must Tas dodge matrimony, but he must elude a capricious wizard set on pickling one of every creature in Krynn, cheer up the last existing woolly mammoth, foil a most determined and deadly assassin, and - in the end - save Kendermore. Volume Three: Brothers Majere - 349 pp, ISBN 0880387769 - "Cats are disappearing. What happened to them? And why has their disappearance sent the city of Mereklar into a panic? A beautiful noblewoman persuades Raistlin, Caramon, and their kender companion, Earwig Lockpicker, to search for the cats. But what starts out as an intriguing mystery turns sinister when the town's leading citizens are murdered - by what appears to be a gigantic feline! A ball of string, an ancient legend, and three magically glowing lines lead the twins to the truth - and a confrontation with a dealy foe. On the fabled Night of the Eye, Raistlin will supposedly acquire great magical power. He'll need it." Interiors - light to moderate browning to inside of covers, light browning in page margins, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light browning to edges of text blocks, minor edge wear, a few faint creases on spines. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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