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H.R.H. PRINCE OF WALES "E.P. RANCH".  SOUVENIR.  HIGH RIVER, ALBERTA, CANADA., (H.R.H. the Prince of Wales.)
1 (H.R.H. the Prince of Wales.) H.R.H. PRINCE OF WALES "E.P. RANCH". SOUVENIR. HIGH RIVER, ALBERTA, CANADA.
Stapled in Wraps Good 
Unpaginated, 26 pages printed on one side of paper only, oblong (4 1/2" H x 6 7/8" D). No date, but c1925. Brown textured paper wrappers with lettering, Prince of Wales' feathers and decorative border in black on front cover. One page of introductory text and 25 pages of captioned b&w photographic reproductions (with slight greenish/blue tinge) - 23 with single picture, 2 with two pictures. Views include: Students from University of Alberta studying Shorthorn Cattle; Flock of Hampshire Sheep; Delegation of British Scientists visiting E.P. Ranch; General View of the Ranch with the Rocky Mts. in the distance; Pekisko Creek near the Ranch buildings; Dartmoor ponies in the foothills on the Ranch; H.R.H. the Prince with Mr. & Mrs. Carlyle; The Prince stooking grain; His Royal Highness entertains a few pioneering neighboring ranchers at the Ranch; Cattle Barns on the E.P. Ranch;, etc. Several small areas of surface paper loss on first picture page, one or two tiny foxing marks, light wrinkling at edges of paper wraps, tiny creases at corners of wraps, one light blue stain and four very tiny other stains on front wrap, light browning and tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE OPEN DOOR.  THE PORTRAIT.  TWO STORIES OF THE SEEN AND THE UNSEEN., (Oliphant, Mrs. Margaret, 4 April 1828 - 20 July 1897.)
2 (Oliphant, Mrs. Margaret, 4 April 1828 - 20 July 1897.) THE OPEN DOOR. THE PORTRAIT. TWO STORIES OF THE SEEN AND THE UNSEEN.
Boston Roberts Brothers 1885 First American Edition Hard Cover Good- 
164 pp, 6 3/4" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering and crown & cross decoration on front board, all edges red. Each story has its own half title page. Two Victorian tales of the supernatural. The pages and endpapers are evenly tanned and the title page is present, though completely detatched, leaving a thin strip of the margin attached to the rear of the front free endpaper (see photograph). Previous owner's name, place and date (1895) in ink on free front endpaper; wear and fraying at top/bottom of spine; light edge wear; light rub marks on front board; two small areas of air bubbles under cloth on rear board. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN WETHERELL., (Weatherell, John.)  Edited & with an introduction by C.S. Forester.
3 (Weatherell, John.) Edited & with an introduction by C.S. Forester. THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN WETHERELL.
Michael Joseph, London, 1954, second printing. 
275 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates. "John Wetherell was a native of Whitby, one of the thirteen children of Nathan Wetherell, a whaling captain. He was born in 1780, and his father died in 1789 - ki lled, according to Wetherell, in a skirmish with Eskimos in Davis Strait. Wetherell himself died, probably in New York, sometime after 1834. He left behind him an autobiography, in three volumes of manuscript amounting altogether to a thous a n d p a g es. It had been the object of a fruitless search by students of the period until, a few years ago, Mrs Anne Klein of New York, an enthusiastic collector of rare nautical books, discovered it at the New York auction of the library of th e la te Ga br ie l Wells." A fascinating look at life at sea in during the Napoleonic era, including conditions in the prisons for sailors in France. Previous owner's small stamp on front end papers, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, light edge w ear . D ust ja cke t has been price-clipped, has very light stamp ink offset on front flap, very light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
4 Ainsworth, Ruth. MORE TALES OF SHELLOVER
New York Roy 1968 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Antony Maitland 
125 pp, 8" H. Charming b&w illustations by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Antony Maitland. "Shellover (a tortoise) woke up with his head full as ever with wonderful stories. Mrs. Candy and her pets: the cat, the dog, the cow and the chickens are entranced with all the new stories. There are green-clad dancers who vanish at cockcrow. A strange feathered child hatches from a speckled egg. A baby is fished out of the sea. Ordinary-seeming children make snowmen who can talk, and have a friend who is a witch. Shellover tells a new story about Minnie the cat, and her inquisitive kittens; another about two boys in an adventure playground; and the little girl and her friends, the horse and the hen. When Shellover gets sleepy this time, the pets decide to tell their own stories. The results are delightful!" Small letter "R" in red ink, birthday gift inscription and some soft creases on front free endpaper; one page with a dog-ear crease; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; one tiny corner crease; tiny mark on bottom of text block; very light edge wear; two tiny dints on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light browning on spine, small light pink stain on inside of front panel, top edge and flap-folds; light edge wrinkling; wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds with some tiny chips and tears; minor rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ESCAPE FROM HOME.  BOOK ONE OF "BEYOND THE WESTERN SEA"., Avi,
5 Avi, THE ESCAPE FROM HOME. BOOK ONE OF "BEYOND THE WESTERN SEA".
Orchard, New York, 1996, 2nd printing. 
295 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0531095134 "It is 1851. Thousands are fleeing the Old World for the New, desperate to reach America. Maura and Patrick O'Connell, fifteen- and twelve-year-old Irish peasants, seek to escape a country destroyed by famine and the greed of English landlords. Their emigration is a search for life itself. For Sir Laurence Kirkle, eleven and son of one such English lord, America holds the promise of justice, though he steal s a f o r tune from his fath er to get there. Colorful characters, young and old, pop up everywhere - Mr. Pickler, investigator, actor Horatio Drabble, and Fred No-name and Sergeant Rumpkin of the Lime Street Runners Association. And there are Mr . C le m sp oo l and Toby Grout, the Reverend Bartholomew, Ralph Toggs and the vile Mrs. Sonderbye. Are they helping the children or stealing from them? For Maura, Patrick and Laurence,it is often hard to know until it's too late. Indeed, how th e O' Con ne lls an d young Laurence come to share a common fate in the English city of Liverpool - embarkation port for America - makes for an adventure alive with ironic coincidence and surprise. Inspired by the Victorian novels published in seri al fo rm, whi ch w ith ev ery installment pres ented new and diverting answers to the question 'What will happen next?', (this book) offers more twists and turns of story than a nineteenth-century back alley. (The first volume) ends on a spectacul ar clif f-ha nger . Mo re s usp enseful fun awaits in 'Book Two: Lord Kirkle's Money'." Fine/Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Barrie, J.M. ECHOES OF THE WAR. (CONTAINS: THE OLD LADY SHOWS HER MEDALS; THE NEW WORD; BARBARA'S WEDDING; A WELL-REMEMBERED VOICE.)
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1920, reprint. 
188 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold letteringon spine, blind stamp of Barrie's initials on front board) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered frontispiece. Four plays by the author of 'Peter Pan' on the subject of war a nd its consequences. Previous owner's name/datre and small corner crease on free front endpaper, paper at inside rear hinge is split - joint still holding well, hinge crease on frontispiece which has a 2" tear and is now archivally taped, m i n o r b r o wning to endpapers, moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine, two slight corner bumps, moderate browning to edges of textblock, tiny stains on top of textblock. Good reading copy. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
7 Bayne-Powell, Rosamond. HOUSEKEEPING IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. (18th CENTURY.)
London John Murray 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
208 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Decorations, furniture, pictures, china, linen, the kitchen, food, drink, entertaining, washing, sanitation, heating, lighting, servants, illness, remedies, handicrafts, money, taxation and household superstitions and customs - all, so to speak, bring grist to the author's mill and the result is a graphic and convincing presentment of life in the period. The 'good old days' may have been enjoyable for those with plenty of money and good health, for the sick and poor much of life must have been horrible, the squalor behind the grandeur, the dirt underneath the cloth of gold - but how gracious and artistic the great houses were." Light stain on page leaf 111/112, five faint line marks on fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light browning on spine and flap-folds, light edge wear, several small and tiny edge chips, several cup ring stains/impressions on front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Bishop, James.  Foreword by Lord Blake.
8 Bishop, James. Foreword by Lord Blake. THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
London Angus & Robertson 1982 0207148260 / 9780207148262 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
144 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions of photographs, drawings, advertisements. "The First World War, which claimed the lives of so many men on the battlefields of the Western Front, also profoundly affected the character and everyday life of the nation at home. It was the first 'total war' and the whole country contributed to the war effort. The unrelenting demands of the trenches eventually forced the Government to introduce conscription while, for those left behind, the state intervened more and more in the lives of its citizens. Hardships increased: food and fuel were in very short supply and rationing had to be imposed in 1916. The civilian population was also directly involved in the hostilities with the bombing raids of zeppelins and aeroplanes. But the war did bring some changes for the better. The salaried classes grew, working conditions improved and the war also helped liberate women who replaced men in factories and public services, and joined the armed forces. When the armistice finally came, in November 1918, Lloyd George promised 'a fit country for heroes to live in' - though the reality proved to be less Utopian. The Illustrated London News continued to publish throughout the First World War and was supplemented by The Illustrated War News. These magazines provided a vivid pictorial chronicle of contemporary events and enable us, today, to enter into the spirit of a bygone era. (The author) has written a fascinating and fully-documented account of these momentous years, complemented by over 200 pictures from the original issues." Light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear, light foxing at top & bottom inside edges, very light edge wrinkling, a few tiny dents and faint line indentations on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FROM HEAVEN WITH A SHOUT., Blondal, Patricia.
9 Blondal, Patricia. FROM HEAVEN WITH A SHOUT.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1963, first edition. 
180 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Second (and last) novel by this Canadian author who died before either of her books was published. "Set in the deceptively gracious atmosphere of British Columbia's West Coast climate and society, (this) is a story of complicated human relations, yet fast-paced and taut with drama and suspense. A strange marriage settlement that provides for the care of her son takes a penniless young widow, Arden Calcott, from a dreary London office to a life of luxury in the Vancouver Island home of her new husband, Dr. Alex Lamond. But it is a life of curious unease. Undercurrents of Alex's strange family relationships swirl about Arden and exert a malignant pull as they widen to include Dr. Monica Cosgrove, the first Mrs. Alex Lamond - ." 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
10 Blythe, Ronald. AKENFIELD: PORTRAIT OF AN ENGLISH VILLAGE.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Near Fine Peter Bailey. 
328 pp, 9 7/8" H. Bound in quarter cloth, with paper sides printed and blocked with a design by the artist. Dark brown slipcase. This edition follows the text of the first Allen Lane edition of 1969, incorporating minor emendations made to the 1972 reprint. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: The Survivors; God; The Ringing Men; To Be A Farmer's Boy?; Good Service; The Forge; The Wheel-wright; The Craftsmen; The School; The Agricultural Training Centre; Officers and Gentlemen; The Orchard Men; Four Ladies; The Young Men; The Law; Limitations; The Vet; Not by Bread Alone; The Northern Invaders; In the Hour of Death. Minor rubbing on slipcase. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
11 Bonneycastle, Hilda; Rothwell, Mrs.; Leigh, Edward, Mrs.; Cameron, Elizabeth; Harding, Philip, Rev. ANNUAL REPORT AND TRANSACTION NO. 24 OF THE WOMEN'S CANADIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TORONTO. 1923-1924.
Toronto Women's Canadian Historical Society of Toronto. 1924 Soft Cover Very Good - 
27 pp, 8 1/8" H, stapled in wraps. 2 b&w illustrations. Contents: Annual Report; President's Address (S. Mickle); Recording Secretary's Report (Hester Settle); Corresponding Secretary's Report (Ethel S. Neilly), 1924; Treasurer's Report (Jean Park s); Notes on the Founding of Christ Church, Campbellford; "Canada in 1834" Recollections of Mrs. Rothwell; Some Incidents in Mrs. Rothwell's Life; Letters to Mrs. Rothwell from Rev. Philip Harding, giving some account of his mission at Apsley, Ont. Interior - soft crease at top corner of text block, tiny dint on first few pages, 1/2" dia area of glue damage (some text missing) on pages 14 & 15 with some very light staining on adjacent pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - crease at top corner of covers, tiny dint on front cover, minor edge wear, minot soiling. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
BELLEVILLE: A POPULAR HISTORY., Boyce, Gerry.
12 Boyce, Gerry. BELLEVILLE: A POPULAR HISTORY.
Toronto Natural Heritage / Dundurn 2008 1550028634 / 9781550028638 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
310 pp, square large 8vo (9" x 9"). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(A) treasure trove of stories - 'glorious and not-so-glorious' - embodying the history of the city of Belleville (Ontario) and its beautiful surroundings. Gerry Boyce, the dean of the area's historians, has done a masterful job of pulling together the best of Belleville's storied past, episode by episode, decade by decade: here one learns about the Native roots of the place, its debatable 'discovery' by Champlain, its hot-headed pre-Confederation politics, its involvement in Spiritualism in the 1850s and the spread of prostitution in the Victorian 1870s. Moving forward from the days of Susanna Moodie and Mackenzie Bowell, it provides an entertaining and probing stroll through the past 110 years, reminding readers of such national events as the sensational 1959 victory by the Belleville MacFarlands over the Russians at the World Amateur Hockey Championship in Prague; and then, less well known, the financially crippling news of secret payments made to the players. Gerry Boyce (reminds) us that our history, be it local or national, is much more lively and intriguing than we often realize." Michael Peterman . Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE PUDDLEMAN., Briggs, Raymond.
13 Briggs, Raymond. THE PUDDLEMAN.
Jonathan Cape, London, 2004, first edition. 
Unpaginated, 4to (11 151/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0224070096 Profusely illustrated in colour. " 'The Puddleman' is the story of the touching relationship between Tom and his grandfather (called 'Collar' because he drags him around on a lead). One day, Tom decides that he will take Collar for a walk to see the puddles that are named after members of the family. Tom's grandfather tries to tell him that they won't be there because it hasn't rained for ages, and when they arrri ve, there are indeed no puddles. Tom insists that it is just because they haven't been put in yet. When Mrs Whitbobblehat turns up with her dog, Robson, Tom takes the opportunity to escape the silly, grown-up convesation about gardens cry i n g o u t f or rain and wanders off down the path. Before too long, he comes across just the person he needs....Magical, beguiling and utterly in tune with the richness of a child's imagination, 'The Puddleman' is classic Briggs." Dust jacket ha s sm a ll a re a s of minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
POETICAL WORKS OF MRS. BROWNING.  VOL. I.  (SERIES I), Browning, Mrs.  (Elizabeth Barrett Browning.)
14 Browning, Mrs. (Elizabeth Barrett Browning.) POETICAL WORKS OF MRS. BROWNING. VOL. I. (SERIES I)
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
576 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w illustrations, inccluding frontispiece, decorated title page. A collection of the works of Victorian poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, including: The Tempest; The Romaunt of Margret; The Deserted Garden; The Lay of the Brown Rosary; Lady Geraldine's Courtship; To Flush, my Dog; Sleeping and Watching; The Romance of the Swan's Nest; Sonnets from the Portuguese; Aurora Leigh, etc. Very liight edge wear, slight fading to spine colour, very light browning to pages - mostly in margins, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block - also tiny foxing marks on fore-edge. Slipcase has moderate edge wear, a few small splits at joints, several black ink marks on top and rear panel, light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ILLUSTRATED GAMES OF PATIENCE., Cadogan, Adelaide, Lady.  Foreword by Dame Margaret Rutherford.  Preface by John Hunter.
15 Cadogan, Adelaide, Lady. Foreword by Dame Margaret Rutherford. Preface by John Hunter. ILLUSTRATED GAMES OF PATIENCE.
London Leslie Frewin 1968 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
48 pp + 24 colour plates (reproductions of illustrations from the 1875 edition, printed on one side of leaf only), 9 1/2" H. "By the 1870s, Patience was already a popular pastime, and it is surprising to learn that Lady Adelaide's compilation was the first on the subject to appear in the English language. (It) became, and remained, a best seller. It has been reprinted many times, but without the elegant and colourful plates that made it 'the' coffe-table book of London society during the latter half of Queen Victoria's reign and throughout that of Edward VII. The book delighted me so much that I decided to republish it, if it could be exactly reproduced. The generosity of Mrs Meredith and the skill of the printers have now made that possible." from the Preface. Contents: Preface; Foreword; Explanation of the Tableaux; Explanation of Term; (Games) Belle Lucie; Le Cadran; La Quinzaine; La Loi Salique; Les Quatre Coins; Le Moulin; Le Shah; Le Blocus; L'Horloge; La Forteresse; Les Quatorze; Le Sultan; Le Calcul; La Nivernaise; The Empress of India; The Besieged City; Le Parterre; Les Hemispheres; Les Petits Paquets; Le Carre Napoleon; La Duchesse de Luynes; The British Constitution; The Zodiac; Sympathie. Light toning to edges of text block, light browning to edges of boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny bump to bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate browning, very small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling - larger soft creases at bottom of front panel, two edge tears archivally taped, faint water stain at bottom of front panel and a smaller stain at bottom of rear panel, light soiling/rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY.  PAPERS AND RECORDS.  VOL. III., Carnochan, Janet; Wintemberg, W.J.; Ahearn, M.H., Mrs.; Burritt, Mrs.; Lefroy, Catherine F.; Holden, M.E. Rose, Mrs.; Clendennan, D.W.; Osborne, A.C.; Barker, J.S.; McKellar, Sheriff; Hunter. A.F.
16 Carnochan, Janet; Wintemberg, W.J.; Ahearn, M.H., Mrs.; Burritt, Mrs.; Lefroy, Catherine F.; Holden, M.E. Rose, Mrs.; Clendennan, D.W.; Osborne, A.C.; Barker, J.S.; McKellar, Sheriff; Hunter. A.F. ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY. PAPERS AND RECORDS. VOL. III.
Toronto Ontario Historical Society 1901 Stapled in Wraps Good 
199 pp, 10" H. 5 b&w plates. Contents: Early Records of St. Mark's and St. Andrew's Churches, Niagara (Baptisms in Niagara, by Rev. Robert Addision / Weddings at Niagara, 1792 / Burials, Niagara, 1792 / Register of Baptisms, commencing 29th June, 1817, Township of Grimsby / Register of Marriages, Township of Grimsby, U.C., commencing Aug., 1817 / Register of Burials in the Township of Grimsby / Register of Christenings in the Presbyterian Congregation, Township of Newark, Upper Canada / Register of Births and Baptisms, St. Andrew's Church, Niagara / Marriages celebrated by Rev. Robert McGill); German-Canadian Folk-Lore; The Settlers of March Township; The Settlement of the County of Grenville; Recollections of Mary Warren Breckenridge, of Clarke Township; A Relic of Thayendanegea (Capt. Joseph Brant); Some Presbyterian U.E. Loyalists; The Migration of Voyageurs from Drummond Island to Penetanguishene in 1828; List of the Drummond Island Voyageurs; Portrait of Father Marquette; A Brief History of David Barker, a United Empire Loyalist; The Old "Bragh" or Hand Mill; The Ethnographical Elements of Ontario. Interior - very small slight curl to corners of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of covers and on spine, a few small edge/corner chips on covers, light wrinkling on spine, small tear at top/bottom of front cover hinge. minor soiling. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
A LOST LADY., Cather, Willa.  Introduction by J.B. Priestley.
17 Cather, Willa. Introduction by J.B. Priestley. A LOST LADY.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1961. 
174 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "....the story of Marian Forrester as seen largely through the eyes of Niel Herbert. Mrs. Forrester's tragedy is that of a decline from the society of her equals - her husband and the other members of the Nebraska Railroad aristocracy - to the society of Ivy Peters, a vigorous village rough. Niel Herbert, who at first idolized Mrs. Forrester and was more than a little in love with her, at last came to see her without illusion: experie nce and travel had gradually brought him understanding of the changes both in Mrs. Forrester and in Sweet Water, where most of her tragedy occurred." Light dye stain at top of front inside hinge, book slightly cocked, a few small light liq u i d m a r k s on fore-edge and bottom of textblock, small bump at bottom corner of rear board. Dust jacket very light edge wear, light edge wrinkling, one very small edge tear, light soiling on rear panel, light liquid marks on flap-folds - mai nl y re a r, c re as es at fore-edge of front flap. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
18 Christianson, Nora D. TALES OF NORWAY FOR CHILDREN.
New York Vantage Press 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair S. Storm Syversen. 
75 pp, 81/8" H. B&w illustrations. "Here are exciting tales of Norway's giants and dwarfs, of the kind little nisse, the ugly troll, the horrible draug, the invisible huldre folke. From the beautiful Norseland's dim past and from recent adventures there, (the author) has collected an enchanting group of 'tall tales' to delight America's boys and girls. (She) has visited the old haunts of Norway's legendary 'little people'. She has seen the mysterious stone carvings and other actual physical evidence of strange, unexplained events of long ago in the land of the Norsemen. Some of these stories Mrs. Christianson heard as a child as she sat by her grandmother, who related the old tales to the accompaniement of her spinning wheel. Some she heard directly from the lips of present-day Norwegian farmers and fishermen." Minor edge wear, slight bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, is price clipped, 2" piece missing from top of spine, small sticker mark on front panel, light fading to spine, several archivally taped tears - one with creases. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
19 Clark, Herma. (Martha Freeman Esmond). Signed by author. "DEAR JULIA - " LETTERS FROM MARTHA FREEMAN ESMOND TO HER FRIEND JULIA BOYD OF NEW YORK IN THE DAYS - "WHEN CHICAGO WAS YOUNG".
W.D. Bauman, Chicago, 1933. 
64 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, reproductions. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE HALF-TITLE PAGE, "HERMA CLARK ("MARTHA FREEMAN ESMOND") JAN. 14, 1940." A collection of letters the author wrote for Chicago Sunday Tribune for a series titled 'When Chicago was Young'. In the letters, which cover the period from October 1954 to August 1879, Martha Freeman (soon to become Mrs. Esmond) writes to her friend Julia Boyd of New York, telling her of the social, political and other events she experiences in early Chicago. Very light browning to board edges and edge of endpapers, area of light foxing to last page and adjacent pages, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump to top edge of boards. Dust jacket has light foxing - mainly on inside, small chips and tears with creases, large chip at top of front panel, all corners of flaps are clipped, darkening to spine and flap-folds, light to moderate rubbing/soiling, protected in mylar sleeve. Good/Fair 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A POCKETFUL OF YEARS.  ANOTHER MRS KINGI BOOK., Cleary, Frances.
20 Cleary, Frances. A POCKETFUL OF YEARS. ANOTHER MRS KINGI BOOK.
Collins, Auckland, New Zealand, 1975, first edition. 
166 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Mrs Kingi, the beloved heroine of 'This Mrs Kingi', continues her story in this delightful sequel. As she looks back on her seventy years in the small Bay of Islands area (New Zealand) that has been her home - and that of her family - for generations, Mrs Kingi ponders on the changes she has seen. Typical of these is the family of her daughter Lizzie and husband Sam. Flash and Gordon, the twins born at the end of the earlier book, are now stu rdy youngsters. Les, the oldest and Mrs Kingi's secret favourite, is away at school on a scholarship, with his future assured; and the other children are normal and healthy. Only Gus is a problem, and his grandmother worries that he may t u r n o u t t o be a bad Maori if his talent for carving and drawing is not encouraged. That is Mrs Kingi's strength, and her weakness: that she cares about everybody and everything in her immediate vicinity, from her friend Mrs Wiki's dog to the s ta te of t he wo rld in general. But there is one thing she can and does do, this 'wrinkled-up old Maori woman of no importance', as she calls herself. When faced with an agonising decision under the pressure of other people, Mrs Kingi accep ts wha t s h e f eel s a r e h er responsbilities - not only to her close family, but to all her people. The book ends on a triumphant note, as the whole district celebrates Mrs Kingi's seventieth birthday and, on the happiest day of her life, youn g G us g ives h er t he b est gi ft o f all." Light edge wear, book slightly cocked, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three tiny corner creases. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, ligh t fa ding to sp ine colo r. V ery Goo d/Ver y Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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