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1 Durrell, Lawrence. COLLECTED POEMS.
London Faber and Faber 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
288 pp, 8vo (8 1/16" H). "It is primarily as a lyrical poet and a poet of places that (Durrell) is acknowledged to excel, but now that he has assembled in (this book) 'all that the author wishes to preseve' it will be found that the range of feeling and ideas, of wit and experience, and also of style, is remarkable. The poems have been arranged by the author himself, not in chronological order but according to their various kinds. Mr. Durrell is a romantic poet in an age of didactic and sectarian poetry; and by temperament and choice Mediterranean rather than Nordic. All those who have acquired an ear for his verse by reading the volumes in which it has been published, and all those seriously interested in the poetry of the 'thirties, the 'forties and the 'fifties, will wish to have his 'Collected Poems'; other readers will come to it from his novels or his island books." Previous owner's small name stamp at top of front/rear pastedowns - underneath the dust jacket flaps, light toning to top edge of textblock, very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Small puncture to dust jacket at the last 'e' in Lawrence (see scan), minor wear at top/bottom of flap-folds a few small browning marks at top edge. Dust jacket now protected by removable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Farmer, Penelope, ed. SISTERS: AN ANTHOLOGY.
London Allen Lane / Penguin Press 1999 0713993022 / 9780713993028 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
454 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). "As one of three sisters herself, Penelope Farmer sets her exploration of sisterhood in an autobiographical framework, describing loving and not so loving sisters in the past and present generations on all sides of her family. With the help of writers in many fields and over many centuries, she guides us through the peaks and troughs of sistery love, both between sisters and between sisters and brothers - from childhood, separation, love, marriage and parenthood, to old age and death itself. Famous literary sisters appear: the Brontes; Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell; the Mitfords; Mary Lamb and brother Charles; Vera Brittain. Alongside them the theatrical and musical ones: Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Havilland; Maria Callas and her sister; Jacqueline du Pre and hers; Mozart and his sister. Then there are the well-known fictional sisters: the March sisters; Dorothea and Celia Brooke; the Schlegel sisters; Ursula and Gudrun from 'Women in Love'. And many not so well-known sisters, both fictional and non-fictional besides. We observe the sisterly bonds of bees, lions, elephants, gorillas and chimpanzees. We are guided by Richard Dawkins through the genetics of ant colonies. And, throughout, we are asked to reflect on the nature of sisterhood itself. Is a sister born not made? What is the essence of the sisterly bond? What relationship does that bond have to the myth of sisterhood constructed around it? - a myth leading to all those symbolic sisterhoods, of nurses, nuns, feminists and so forth, a section on whom concludes the book. Through poetry, prose, autobiography, memoir, science and anthroplogy , Penelope Farmer pieces together the world of sisters and sisterhood, creating a rich tapestry of evocative and often moving writing that will find echoes in the experience of all who have or are sisters, or even just those who would like to have had them." Slight bump to top/bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, tiny dint on spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS., Finley, M.I.  Introduction by Simon Hornblower.
3 Finley, M.I. Introduction by Simon Hornblower. THE WORLD OF ODYSSEUS.
London Folio Society 2002 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
193 pp, 10" H. Bound in full brick-red cloth printed with a design by Grahame Baker in black and white. Map endpapers, colour plates. "This edition follows the text of the second revised edition (of 1978) with minor emendations." Contents: Introduction; Author's Preface; Homer and the Greeks; Bards and Heroes; Wealth and Labour; Household, Kin, and Community; Morals and Values; Appendix I: The World of Odysseus Revisited; Appendix II: Schliemann's Troy - One Hundred Years After; Biblio-graphical Essay; Index of Passages Quoted; General Index. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Slipcase has a very tiny dent on one front edge, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
COCONUT ISLAND OR THE ADVENTURES OF TWO CHILDREN IN THE SOUTH SEAS., Gibbings, Robert.
4 Gibbings, Robert. COCONUT ISLAND OR THE ADVENTURES OF TWO CHILDREN IN THE SOUTH SEAS.
J.M. Dent & Sons, Letchworth, 1953, reprint (second impression of the revised text). 
245 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, approx. 80 b&w woodblock prints by Robert Gibbings. "Patrick and Penelope set sail with their artist uncle on a cargo vessel bound for Jamaica and Panama, on their way to Tahiti. Their u ncle is on the look-out for a scientist friend of his, who is studying fish somewhere in those parts. On arrival in Tahiti he finds that his friend is on a small island some three days' sail from there, so they all embark again, this time i n a s c h o oner, in hopes of reaching him. But a storm blows up. The skipper decides to put his unusual passengers ashore on the south end of the island before the gale increases, and Uncle John starts to row through a gap in the reef in one of t h e s hi p' s bo ats. 'Great waves were surging through the pass....the receding current caught the boat and carried it as though it had been a cork....then, a moment's horror - over and over and over....' The children are washed up on the b eac h, an d ca n s ee no tr ace of their uncle. Patrick and Penelope have to lead the life of real castaways, befriended by a native who discovers them, and who initiates them into the art of catching coconut crabs, pearl diving, building a hous e, and al l m an er of t hin gs gene rally necessary to salvation on a 'desert island' in the tropics...." Faint waterstains on top of textblock, heavy color fading to top half of fore-edge of both boards - due to dampness, slight fadind at botto m e dge o f fr ont boa rd, ligh t to mo derat e edge rubbing, light wrinling at top/bottom of spine, minor foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket is clipped at both corners of front flap; partial old label on front flap; chips and tea rs ( some w ith c reas es) at t op/bot tom o f sp ine an d flap-folds; light to moderate edge wear; light browning, moderate browning on spine, flap-folds and top edge of flaps; small watermarks on spine; a few dye marks on inside top edge. Good-/F air 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH GARDENS.  (SUNDAY TIMES), Girling, Richard, ed.  Gardening consultant: Graham Rose.  (Stefan Buczacki, Edward Collins, Gareth Huw Davies, Geoff Hamilton, Arthur Hellyer, Penelope Hobhouse, Brian Jackman, Hugh Johnson, Mary Keen, Hazel Le Rougetel, Charles Lyte, et al.)
5 Girling, Richard, ed. Gardening consultant: Graham Rose. (Stefan Buczacki, Edward Collins, Gareth Huw Davies, Geoff Hamilton, Arthur Hellyer, Penelope Hobhouse, Brian Jackman, Hugh Johnson, Mary Keen, Hazel Le Rougetel, Charles Lyte, et al.) THE MAKING OF THE ENGLISH GARDENS. (SUNDAY TIMES)
Macmillan, London, (1988). 
224 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0333482301 Profusely and beautifully illustrated in color with photographs and reproductions. Contents: Editor's Introduction; Taming the Wilderness; Magic, Medicine and Broth; Branches Th roughout the World; The Quest for Colour; The Greenhouse Effect; A Natural Romance; One Hundred Historic Gardens to Visit. Small bump to corners of boards, a few tiny dints to bottom edge of front board, very light wrinkling to top/bottom o f s p i n e , minor rubbing. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. VG/VG 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
6 Harper, Jennifer. CITY WORK AT COUNTRY PRICES: THE PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHS OF DUNCAN DONOVAN.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1977 195402758 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Very Good Duncan Donovan, photographer. 
64 pp, 10 1/4" H. "In small communities throughout the western world, from the 1880s until the develop- ment of the hand-held camera in the twentieth century, the town portrait photographer was the chronicler of his time. Duncan Donovan (1857-1933) of Alexandria, Glengarry County, Ont., was typical. He portrayed the ceremonial events of life from birth to death, and the stages in between, for people who treasured such photographs and posed for them with a sense of being involved in a ritual. Choosing the most appealing of Donovan's photographs from the plates that have survived, (the author) has created a memorable album that offers a glimpse of Grandmother's World - the seven ages of man as lived in a small Ontario town and its environs in the early part of (the 20th) century. The photographs have been reproduced in duotone to capture the richness and distinction of the original prints. A brief historical introduction discusses Donovan's work and the significance of portrait photography in his professional lifetime which extended from the 1890s to 1924." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small soft crease at bottom corner of rear cover. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing, light wear and small creases at top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Hunt, Peter, editor. Associate editors: Dennis Butts, Ethel Heins, Margaret Kinnell, Tony Watkins. With Gillian Avery, Anne Scott MacLeod, Julia Briggs, Zena Sutherland, Peter Hollindale, Michael Stone, Roderick McGillis & Beth Gilderdale. CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1995 0192123203 / 9780192123206 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
378 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Pictorial endpapers, many b&w and color photographs and reproductions. "(T)races the history of children's books in Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand from the very first printed books through to the present day. (This book) takes 'children's literature' to mean books designed for children as well as books for childhood, and so embraces everything from religious tracts to multi-media comics, from the 'classic' to the unashamedly popular. Written by leading experts, this survey shows that children's literature reflects how childhood has been defined, controlled, and appreciated at different times. It reveals how adults have explored questions of power, entertainment, sexuality, and equality through their writing for children, and demonstrates how the borders between what is adult and what children's fiction are routinely blurred. A series of chronological chapters charts the 'history' which begins in the sixteenth century with grammars and ABCs. We move from books of instruction through to fables and fantasies in the eighteenth century, from reward books and romance to school stories in the nineteenth, and on to comics, colour picture-books, and science fiction in (the twentieth century). Throughout the text, books, authors, illustrators, publishers, and children readers are discussed within their wider social, political, and economic environment. Richly illustrated in black and white and colour, and with a section on further reading, a full index, and a chronology which places books for children in their literary and political context, this is a fascinating study which will delight all readers, young and old." Dust jacket has minor edge wear and light edge wrinkling; tiny dent on front hinge; slight fading to color on front panel, spine, top edge and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE WORK OF E H SHEPARD., Knox, Rawle, editor.  (Ernest Shepard.)  (Penelope Fitzgerald, H.F. Ellis, Bevis Hillier.)
8 Knox, Rawle, editor. (Ernest Shepard.) (Penelope Fitzgerald, H.F. Ellis, Bevis Hillier.) THE WORK OF E H SHEPARD.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart, (Toronto, 1979). 1979 0771045441 / 9780771045448 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ernest H. Shepard. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "This volume, published to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ernest Shepard, offers the best and most characteristic of his whole range of work; it also provides a balanced appreciation of the man as artist and companion. Ernest H Shepard, 'Kipper' to his family and friends, is perhaps best known - and loved - for the children's illustrations he did for the work of A.A. Milne and for his incomparable drawings for Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows'. His output, however, was considerable and altogether he illustrated somewhere near to a hundred books. Over a period of fifty years he also had weekly drawings in Punch magazine and these too are represented here." Contents: Preface; 1879-1897: A Victorian boyhood; 1897-1914: The making of an artist (1. Willingly to work and marriage; 2. The development of the line - by Penelope Fitzgerald); 1914-1920: Guns, mud and separation; 1920-1940: Success, tragedy and professionalism; Ernest and the Punch Table by H.F. Ellis; 1940-1955: War again - and regeneration; 1955-1976: The unfading old soldier; A master of line by Bevis Hiller; Bibliography and acknowledgements; Index. Two tiny stains on free rear endpaper, small scuff on top of text block, tiny soiling mark on bottom of text block, bookplate on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling at top edge - mainly at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
STORIES FROM THE ILIAD OR THE SIEGE OF TROY & STORIES FROM THE ODYSSEY.  2 VOLUMES FROM THE "TOLD TO THE CHILDREN" SERIES., Lang, Jeanie.  (Homer.)
9 Lang, Jeanie. (Homer.) STORIES FROM THE ILIAD OR THE SIEGE OF TROY & STORIES FROM THE ODYSSEY. 2 VOLUMES FROM THE "TOLD TO THE CHILDREN" SERIES.
London T.C. & E.C. Jack Hard Cover Good W. Heath Robinson. 
119 pp + 118 pp, 6" H - 2 volumes. 8 colour plates (including frontispiece) per volume. No date. Stories of the Trojan War and Odysseus' wanderings following it, retold for children. Each book has a blank Thoreau Macdonald bookplate at front. Books are slightly cocked, have light fading to spine color, light browning to edges of text blocks and on endpapers, small label on rear pastedown, small number stamp on rear free endpaper, some toning to page margins and gutters. Iliad has light wear at top/bottom of spine, very small bump at botom corner of boards. Odyessy has moderate wear at top/bottom of spine, small area of soiling on top of text block, one very small corner bump, small area of surface paper loss on text page 105 - piece is glued to verso of opposite illustration page, three page leaves roughtly opened at bottom edge - archivally repaired. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE VAGABOND FLEET:  A CHRONICLE OF THE NORTH PACIFIC SEALING SCHOONER TRADE., Murray, Peter.
10 Murray, Peter. THE VAGABOND FLEET: A CHRONICLE OF THE NORTH PACIFIC SEALING SCHOONER TRADE.
Victoria, B.C. Sono Nis Press 1988 1550390007 / 9781550390001 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Maurice Chadwick. 
260 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers. Sepiatone photographs, colour ship portraits. "This gripping history of Canada's unknown seal hunt is a saga of greed and subterfuge, of bumbling diplomatic intrigue that almost led to war. At the same time it is the story of brave men who battled stormy seas in aging ships, many of which had seen better days. Countless lives were lost. Many of the victims were native Indians recruited with their canoes and spears from villages along the west coast of Vancouver Island. The effect of these tragedies on the Indian population and the economic impact of the fur seal hunt on their way of life is examined here for the first time. Threaded throughout the book are stories of the colourful characters who skippered and manned the sealing schooners. After years of acrimonious negotiations, a four-nation treaty was finally signed in 1911 which saved the fur seals from extinction. It was a landmark agreement in the conservation of marine life which set the pattern for a number of other international treaties over the years." Dust jacket has small wrinkle at top edge of rear flap, very light rubbing/soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SOUMCHI., Oz, Amos.  Translated by Amos Oz and Penelope Farmer.  Illustrated by Papas.
11 Oz, Amos. Translated by Amos Oz and Penelope Farmer. Illustrated by Papas. SOUMCHI.
Chatto & Windus, London, 1980, first British edition. 
90 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0701124490 B&w illustrations by Papas. "Soumchi was delighted with the bicycle. It was the best present his Uncle Zemach had ever given him, even if it was a girl's bike without a crossbar. Wha t did he care if the other boys in the neighbourhood mocked him; he knew they were just jealous. Besides, on his bicycle he could get right away from all of them, ride south out of the city across the deserts towards the heart of Africa a n d t h e s o u rce of the River Zambezi....This warm, funny story about the real and imaginary life of an eleven-year-old boy is laid in Jerusalem just after the Second World War, when British forces still occupied Palestine and the Jewish people s we r e st ru g gl in g to establish a homeland there." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER., Palmer, George Herbert, translator.  (Homer.)
12 Palmer, George Herbert, translator. (Homer.) THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Houghton Mifflin 1929 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good - N.C. Wyeth. 
314 pp, 10 1/2" H. Red boards with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board. Pictorial endpapers. Sixteen colour plates (including frontispiece) by N.C. Wyeth (collated). The epic story of the adventures of Odysseus, translated into prose. Contents: The Council of the Gods; The Departure of Telemachus; At Pylos; At Lacedaemon; The Raft of Odysseus; The Landing at Phaeacia; The Welcome of Alcinous; The Stay in Phaeacia; The Cyclops; Circe; The Land of the Dead; The Sirens; From Phaeacia to Ithaca; The Stay with Eumaeus; Telemachus and Eumaeus; The Recognition by Telemachus; The Return of Telemachus to Ithaca; The Fight of Odysseus and Irus; The Meeting with Penelope; Before the Slaughter; The Trial of the Bow; The Slaughter of the Suitors; The Recognition of Penelope; Peace. Previous owner's small bookplate on front pastedown, small margin tear on title page and three other pages - archivally taped, some darkening to edges of text block, light wear at top/bottom of spine - a few tiny chips and tears at top of spine, very minor corner wear, light fading to color on spine and front hinge. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 


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