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VOYAGE OF THE BASSET., Christensen, James C.  With Renwick St. James and Alan Dean Foster.
1 Christensen, James C. With Renwick St. James and Alan Dean Foster. VOYAGE OF THE BASSET.
New York Greenwich Workshop / Artisan 1996 1885183585 / 9781885183583 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good James C. Christensen. 
168 pp, 10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w drawings. "Pledging allegiance to (H.M.S.) Basset's motto, Credendo Vides - Seing Believing, One Sees - (nine year old) Cassandra, her sceptical older sister, Miranda, and their father, Professor Algernon Aisling, set out in search of the ancient legends. From the flickering flight of faeries to the mermaids' siren songs, a labyrinth-bound Minotaur to a fire-breathing dragon, the Aisling family witnesses firsthand the wonder of mythological worlds. Cassandra's adventures intertwine with her father's scientific scribblings to present both new tales and the essence of classic myths. (This book) takes the reader on a fantastical journey of discovery." Tiny dint on top edge of front board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light line indentations and rubbing on front/rear panels, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
2 Ferguson, Julie H. THROUGH A CANADIAN PERISCOPE: THE STORY OF THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE.
Toronto Dundurn Press 1995 1550022172 / 9781550022179 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
364 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photos, maps. "(O)ffers a colourful and thoroughly researched account of Canada's silent service, from its unexpected inauguration in British Columbia on the first day of the Great War to its uncertain future today. After describing the activities of the submarine service during and after World War I, (the author) details the careers of the Canadians who served with distinction in British submarines in all theatres of World War II. She goes on to examine the modern era, from the rebirth of the service in the 1960s to the present, and provides little-known information about the controversial Conservative initiative for nuclear-powered submarines in 1987. Above all, this vivid account celebrates the individuals who dedicated and in some instances gave their lives to Canada's submarine service." One tiny edge bump. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, tiny dent on front panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ORIENTAL FAIRY TALES., Herder, Liebeskind, and Krummacher.  (From the German of)
3 Herder, Liebeskind, and Krummacher. (From the German of) ORIENTAL FAIRY TALES.
New York United States Book Company, Successors to John W. Lovell Company Hard Cover Good 
300 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), brick-coloured boards with black floral decoration and gold title blocks on spine and front board. Floral endpapers, b&w illustrations. No date. Contents: Introduction: Oberon and Titania; The Journey; The Magic Ring; The Dream of Mirza; Abdallah; The Three Sons; The Journey to Babylon; El Rakham or the Marriage-Collar; The Birds of Solomon; The Queen of the Mountains; The Prisoner; The Enchanted Well; The Man of Sensibility; The Ass of Dadschial; The Water of Life; The Recompense; The Blue Palm-Tree; The Consolation in Misfortune; The King and the Goatherd; The Peasant of Bilbis; The Transformation; The Dream of Almet; The Vision of Bossaldab; The Best Patrimony; Queen Amberboah; Hypocrisy; Mostanser; The Fairy Barque; The Travelers; Mahmood's Mirror; The Prudent Vizier; Alaeddin; Fidelity Put to the Test; The Sacres Fire; The Adroit Reproof; Notes. Small tear on inside front hinge, some scattered foxing marks throughout book - mainly on preliminary pages, light browning to edges of endpapers, heavy browning and foxing on edges of text block, edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THOMAS DAVIES IN EARLY CANADA., Hubbard, R.H., edited with introduction by.
4 Hubbard, R.H., edited with introduction by. THOMAS DAVIES IN EARLY CANADA.
Canada Oberon 1972 0887500684 / 9780887500688 Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - 
64 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/4" H x 11 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with reproductions of Davies' works in colour and b&w. "When most people think of the early Canadian landscape they think of William Henry Bartlett. Actually, Bartlett was by no means the only painter in early Canada, nor was he the best. One of the earliest, and one of the best of them all, was Thomas Davies. Davies first came to Canada in the seventeen-fifties. He came again in the sixties and then again in the eighties. He came as a commissioned officer in the Royal Artillery. His job was to record the topography of the country for military purposes. But he did much more than that. He preserved for us an exact and faithful likeness of the people, the towns and above all the landscape of early Canada. Little was known of his work until 1953, when a collection of his views was sold at Christie's. Twenty of these were bought by the National Gallery of Canada, others by the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. It is now possible for the first time to appreciate the remarkable quality of his work. His water-colours are brimful of authentic details of early life in Canada. And they possess a calm and vivid beauty seen nowhere else in Canadian landscapes of the period." Most pages have a very soft small indentation and/or soft handling creases - more on page leaf 23/24, nine page leaves have a crease at top gutter area from manufacturing process, two tiny corner bumps on boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light rubbing, very light browning on spine and at edges, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE WORLD GUIDE TO GNOMES, FAIRIES, ELVES AND OTHER LITTLE PEOPLE., Keightley, Thomas.
5 Keightley, Thomas. THE WORLD GUIDE TO GNOMES, FAIRIES, ELVES AND OTHER LITTLE PEOPLE.
New York Avenel 1978 0517263130 / 9780517263136 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
560 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. First Avenel reprinting of the 1878 G. Bell edition. "Kelpies, Korrigans, Pixies and Peries, Deeves, Brownies, and Bugaboos - these are just a few of the fantastic figures you will encounter in this unique collection of fairy mythology. Gnomes, faries, and elves of every imaginable size, shape, color, and demeanor spring to life in this marvelously illustrated guide to the fairy realm. Just one glance at the extensive table of contents reveals the scope and variety of fairy folklore explored here - from Persian and Arabian romance to the mythology of Scandinavia, England, France, Germany, and Switzerland. In addition, the author includes sections dealing with the more obscure fairy folkore and tradition of Greece, Spain, Italy, Africa, and the Middle East. Indeed, (he) has left no stone unturned in accomplishing the task he set for himself: 'to collect, arrange and classify and give under one point of view the various ideas and legends respecting fairies and similar beings of the popular creed.' Taken from a variety of sources of popular myth and legend, (it) forms a rich compendium of the superstitions surrounding those enchanting lesser deities, 'the little people'. Not only does (he) explore every type and species, but he also traces resemblances and similarities among the fairy traditions of different countries. For instance, did you know that the Nis (Scandianavia), the Kobold (Germany), and the Goblin (England) are all names for one species, which appears in Scotland under the name of Brownie, and that the Brownie is a person of small stature and wrinkled visage, is covered with short and curly brown hair, and wears a brown mantle and hood? In addition, Keightley discusses the fairy tradition as it appears in major works of English literature, from the Middle Age epic of 'Beowulf' and Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' to Spencer's 'The Faerie Queene' and Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'." Light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two repaired small tears at top of spine. Dust jacket has several archivally taped tears - mainly at top of spine/hinges - one with creases, light browning at top inside of spine. 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
MIDDLEWATCH., Kerslake, Susan.  Cover art by Rudi Haas.
6 Kerslake, Susan. Cover art by Rudi Haas. MIDDLEWATCH.
Oberon, n.p., 1976, first edition. 
133 pp, 8vo (8" H), soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 0887502067 The author's first novel. "....the sensitive, probing story of a young man who comes to teach school in a coastal village facing the Atlantic. Into his narrow, lonely man's world th ere bursts the enigmatic presence of a girl-child. Stricken, silent, suspicious, the girl comes with the man, is fed and clothed, warmed by his presence. Gradually she learns to live with her memories, to accept what has happened to her, t o r e p a i r the damaged fingers of her mind. This is a haunting story of loneliness, of fear, of love." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft corner crease on front cover, very light browning to ed ge s o f te xt bl oc k and covers, a few tiny light stains on top of textblock, a few wrinkles on spine, minor soiling - light color rub mark on front cover, small light brown stain on spine and rear hinge. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FIRST IMPRESSIONS., Metcalf, John, introduction.  (Martin Avery, Isabel Huggan, Mike Mason.)  Dust jacket illustration by George Hawken.
7 Metcalf, John, introduction. (Martin Avery, Isabel Huggan, Mike Mason.) Dust jacket illustration by George Hawken. FIRST IMPRESSIONS.
Oberon Press, n.p., 1980. 
142 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0887503683 "....designed for writers who need and deserve fuller exposure than is possible in 'Best Canadian Stories'. In this first volume....we're introducing three writers of singular cha racter and promise: Martin Avery, who is experimenting in an unobtrusive way with new fictional perspectives, Isabel Huggan, who will remind readers of the early Alice Munro, and Mike Mason, two of whose strong lyrical pieces have already a p p e a r e d in 'Best Canadian Stories'." Two very tiny dints on first two pages, a few very small light liquid marks on top and fore-edge of textblock, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, very small ghos t st ic ke r ma rk a n d small soiling mark on rear panel, very small water mark on spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE BROKEN ARK:  A BOOK OF BEASTS., Ondaatje, Michael, compiler.  John Newlove, Victor Coleman, John Glassco, Gwendolyn Macewen, George Johnston, Milton Acorn, Earle Birney, Phyllis Webb, Joan Finnegan, George Bowering, Alden Nowlan, Irving Layton, bill bissett, et al.
8 Ondaatje, Michael, compiler. John Newlove, Victor Coleman, John Glassco, Gwendolyn Macewen, George Johnston, Milton Acorn, Earle Birney, Phyllis Webb, Joan Finnegan, George Bowering, Alden Nowlan, Irving Layton, bill bissett, et al. THE BROKEN ARK: A BOOK OF BEASTS.
Toronto Oberon 1971 0887500501 / 9780887500503 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Tony Urquhart. 
Unpaginated (approx. 50 pp.), 12" H. B&w illustrations. Contains: 'Good Company, Fine Houses' by John Newlove; 'The Egg' by Victor Coleman; 'Catbird' by John Glassco; 'Invocations' by Gwendolyn MacEwen; 'Honey' & 'Noctambule' by George Johnston; 'The Natural History of the Elephants' by Milton Acorn; 'Slug in Woods' by Earle Birney; 'Love Story' by Phyllis Webb; 'On the 24th of May' by D.G. Jones; 'Horses' by Joan Finnegan; 'Dobbin' by George Bowering; 'The Bull Moose' by Alden Nowlan; 'Cain' by Irving Layton; 'Mountain Oysters' by Pat Lane; 'Man' by David McFadden; 'Killer Whale' by bill bissett; 'Stories of Snow' by P.K. Page; 'The Beavers of Renfrew' by Al Purdy; 'Birds for Janet, The Heron' by Michael Ondaatje; 'Dreams of the Animals' by Margaret Atwood; and 'On the Way to the Vivarium' by Stuart MacKinnon. Bump to top corner of front board, very small bump to bottom corner og both boards, tiny bump at top/bottom of spine, blank bookplate on front free endpaper. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has wear and wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - includes a few very small tears and chips, slight fading to color on spine and across top 2" of jacket, a few small areas of light soiling marks. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
9 Perkins, J. David. THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 2000 1551250314 / 9781551250311 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
208 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, diagrams. "The Canadian Navy acquired its first submarines on the day the First World War was declared. As well, Canadian officers served in all theatres of war aboard British submarines, continuing into the Second World War. During WWII and the following Cold War Canada owned no submarines, but 'rented' submarine services from Britain and the US with which to train its large, modern anti-submarine fleet. Finally, during the 1960s the decision was made to acquire submarines for the RCN, and Canada now has a very dedicated submarine service of its own. Perkins, himself a submariner, ably chronicles that evolution in these pages." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing, small shallow indentation on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW., Perkins, J. David.
10 Perkins, J. David. THE CANADIAN SUBMARINE SERVICE IN REVIEW.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 2000 1551250314 / 9781551250311 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
208 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, diagrams. "The Canadian Navy acquired its first submarines on the day the First World War was declared. As well, Canadian officers served in all theatres of war aboard British submarines, continuing into the Second World War. During WWII and the following Cold War Canada owned no submarines, but 'rented' submarine services from Britain and the US with which to train its large, modern anti-submarine fleet. Finally, during the 1960s the decision was made to acquire submarines for the RCN, and Canada now has a very dedicated submarine service of its own. Perkins, himself a submariner, ably chronicles that evolution in these pages." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, some faint scratches on rear panel, very light wrinkling at top edge of rear flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DANCERS AT NIGHT. (CONTAINS:  A RURAL PLACE; RAMSEY TAYLOR; KOPOCHUS 1825; WE, WHO HAVE NEVER SUFFERED; SAFE IN THE ARMS; AND, DANCERS AT NIGHT.), Richards, David Adams.
11 Richards, David Adams. DANCERS AT NIGHT. (CONTAINS: A RURAL PLACE; RAMSEY TAYLOR; KOPOCHUS 1825; WE, WHO HAVE NEVER SUFFERED; SAFE IN THE ARMS; AND, DANCERS AT NIGHT.)
(Oberon, [Toronto], 1978), Ist edition. 
149 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" h), soft cover. A early collection of stories by the Giller Prize- (2000 - 'Mercy Among the Children') and Governor General's Award- (1988 - 'Nights Below Station Street' and 1998 - 'Lines on the Water') winning author. Interio r - a few very small light soiling marks in margin of page 9. Exterior - light edge wear, a few soft creases on covers, light soiling to top/bottom of textblock, tiny scuff on front cover, small crease at top of spine. G+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
12 Wilkinson, Nevile. YVETTE IN SWITZERLAND AND TITANIA'S PALACE.
London Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press Hard Cover Very Good Good 
132 pp, 9 7/8" H. (c1925). Buff coloured boards with red lettering and decoration on spine and front board, map endpapers, 20 b&w and colour plates. Follows the adventures of Yvette (aged 14), her friend, Marietta (aged 13) and their guide and friend, The Painter, as they journey through Swizerland - interleaved with stories about Queen Titania and her Palace (as built by Mr. Wilkinson). Contents: Prologue; One Morn in May; The Arrival; Marietta's Chapter; The Journey; Yvette's Chapter; Lusmore's Trefoil; The Grand Chalet; A Page of History; Oberon's Peacock; Marietta's Second Chapter; Titania's Palace; Zermatt; Waterfalls and Music; Yvette's Second Chapter; The Gnomic Theory; The Merriest Music; Epilogue. The form at the back of the book for membership in the Companions (Boys) or Rose-Maidens (Girls) is present and attached. Gift inscription at top of half title page, small bookstore stamp on free rear endaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling, small chips/tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, Light browning - mainly on spine and at edges, light soiling, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 


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