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Sam Fox, Neew York, c1959. 
24 pp, 11 7/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: Harmony Rag; "Softshoe" Lullaby; Invitation to the Blues; Harvest Moon Hoe Down; Swingopation (Black Raspberry Jam); Prelude to a Moonlit Night; Nola; Rock-a-billy Jump; Mary and the Boogie Man; Party Hop Boogie; Rockin' Washerwoman; When the Saints Come Marchin' In. Interior - faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate rubbing, tiny tear archivally taped a t t o p o f rear cover, heavy wear on spine, old price sticker on front cover, small closed tear at top of rear hinge. Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
Pelican, Gretna, Louisiana, 2001. 
218 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1565547322 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs and course maps. "Narrowing the field of great golf courses in Florida is an enormous undertaking, but here are detailed profiles an d photos of fifty of the best resorts and daily-fee courses in the Sunshine State, including all the information you need to call up, make a tee time, and play them all. Featured are courses for golfers of every ability, courses that are lar g e l y u n known outside their neighborhoods, and some of the most famous golf courses in the country." A few very tiny white specks on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at bottom of spine, three tiny corner b um ps , s ma ll light area of rubbing on front board, tiny dint on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dint on front hinge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
New York Ace Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Walter Velez, dover art. 
First six volumes of the Myth Series - with the first four books in a publisher's slipcase - 6 3/4" H. 1. Another Fine Myth - 200 pp, 1984 3rd printing, ISBN 0441023606 - "Skeeve was a magician's apprentice, until an assassin hired by an ancient enemy struck and his master was dead. Skeeve suddenly found himself alone with Aahz, a purple-tongued demon the old magician had summoned from another dimension as a practical joke just before he was killed. Aahz had lost his powers, Skeeve had lost his job. So together, they set out through a universe populated by Deveels (or devils), Imps, dragons, unicorns and more, looking for a way to get even." 2. Myth Conceptions - 217 pp, 1986 5th printing, ISBN 0441555209 - "Skeeve was summoned to the court of Roderick the Fifth of Possiltum to audition for the position of Court Magician. Unfortunately for everyone, he got the job. How was Aahz going to help Skeeve defend a kindgom against the mightiest invading army in the world? With his pet dragon Gleep and bewitching green-haired Tanda standing by, Skeeve waited for Aahz to come up with a solution. The problem was, if they won they would be executed - and if they lost they would be killed. What kind of magik could beat those odds?" 3. Myth Directions - 202 pp, 1985 1st printing, ISBN 044155525X - "The Trophy was unique, no question. It was easily the ugliest object Skeeve had ever seen in any dimension. And before landing his job as Court Magician, young Skeeve had seen a thing or two. But Tanda wanted it - and, as a rule, whatever the beautiful Tanda wants, Tanda gets. The problem is, getting it will take more than luck. It will take all the talents of a young but gifted magician, a scaley but canny Pervect, and a charming demon not above a little interdimensional thievery." 4. Hit or Myth - 170 pp, 1985 4th printing, ISBN 0441338518 - "King Roderick takes a powder - leaving Skeeve in his place to marry his homicidal fiancee Hemlock and face the tender mercies of Bruce, the Mob's fairy godfather who wants Skeeve working for him - or not at all. On top of that, Aahz has taken a forced vacation, a two-ton demon has a crush of Skeeve, and both Possiltum and Deva are about to be invaded." 5. Mything Persons - 172 pp, 1987 2nd printing, ISBN 0441552765 - "(Skeeve's) partner Aahz has disappeared and it looks like foul play. Finding Aahz ought to be a snap for a talented magician like Skeeve, especially with a sassy apprentice and a dumb but brawny bodyguard along for the ride. The trouble is, they're sleuthing in another dimension: a strange and chilly realm where day is night and humans are considered monsters. Add a murder rap, a couple of vampires, and the fact that magic doesn't work here, and you've got a trio in real hot water!" 6. Little Myth Marker - 167 pp, 1987 1st printing, ISBN 0441484999 - "(Skeeve) bluffs his way into a high-stakes game of dragon poker and, by some miracle, wins. Then, still flush with luck, (he) heads straight for the king of dragon poker, the Sen-Sen Ante Kid. And with a pot of half a million, there'd better not be any myth-deals. But even if Skeeve can hold his own in a high-stakes game, there's still Markie. Left as a pint-sized IOU by a player who went broke, she conjures a house full of trouble every time she tries to cast a spell. And to top it off, jealous magicians have hired the notorious assassin, The Axe, to cut more than the deck - ." Interiors - pages and some inside of covers have light to moderate browning, volume 3 has one page with small corner crease and volume 4 has two pages with small corner creases. Exteriors - some edges of text blocks have very light browning, slight browning to spines of four volumes, very light edge wear, volume 2 has a very light spine crease, volume 1 has a small faint stain on the bottom of the text block, volume 5 has a very small number stamped on bottom of text block, two volumes have slight spine lean. Slipcase has several light water stains on top panel, very light edge wear - mainly at corners, very small bump at bottom rear edge, a few tiny foxing marks on inside of rear panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
New York Doubleday 2013 0385525753 / 9780385525756 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
447 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he compelling saga of an artistic genius, a ruthless railroad tycoon, and a sordid crime of passion. In frontier California 130 years ago, English immigrant Eadweard Muybridge managed to capture time and play it back on a screen, inventing stop-motion photography and moving pictures, breakthrough technologies that ushered in our age of visual media. Bankrolling his endeavor was tycoon (and former California governor) Leland Stanford, who built the west half of the transcontinental railroad and personally drove in the last golden spike. Stanford's particular obsession was whether the four hooves of a running horse ever left the ground all at once, and with Muybridge he found an answer. But personal disaster overshadowed Muybridge's remarkable achievements. A visionary artist, and technically brilliant, he was also a murderer." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
J. & W. Chester, London, 1980. 
16 pp, 11 3/4" H), soft cover (stapled in wraps). Contents: Navy Blues; Cheese-Cake-Walk; Out of Step; Ripstich Rag; Honky-Tonk Stomp; Lazy Haze; Butterfinger Boogie; Macdonald's Place; "Out to Lunch"; Bobby Shaftoe's Shuffle; Blue Waltz; Beanery Boogie; Coda. Interior - faint cigarette odor, very small bump at top and bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, a few wrinkles on spine, small corner creases and small bum p at bottom of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ.  DELUXE FACSIMILE EDITION., Baum, L. Frank.  Illustrated by John R. Neill.
6 Baum, L. Frank. Illustrated by John R. Neill. THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ. DELUXE FACSIMILE EDITION.
Books of Wonder / William Morrow, New York, 1993, first printing of deluxe facsimile edition. 
300 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0688115586 Pictorial endpapers, 90 b&w pictures and 16 color plates. The colour plates and dust jacket are enhanced with metallic 'emerald' green ink, as was the original edition. "Jo in Dorothy and the Wonderful Wizard as they take Aunt Em and Uncle Henry on a fabulous tour of Oz. During their journey they encounter such amazing and amusing people as King Kleaver with his Spoon Brigade and Miss Cuttenclip in the land o f p a p e r d olls. But while Dorothy and her friends play, the wicked Nome King has joined forces with the terrible Whimsies, the fearsome Growleywogs, and the evil Phanfasms in a plot to capture the Emerald City. Will Dorothy's friends disco ve r t he d an ge r b ef ore it's too late?" Book is very slightly cocked. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing at top of spine and flap-folds - minor wear at bottom, minor rubbing, small tear at top/bottom of rear flap-fold and t iny t ea r a t t op of sp in e. Near fine/Very Good 
Price: 80.00 USD
LOUIS WAIN'S CATS., Beetles, Chris.  With contributions from Rodney Dale and David Wootton.
7 Beetles, Chris. With contributions from Rodney Dale and David Wootton. LOUIS WAIN'S CATS.
Cambridge Worth Press 2011 1849310262 / 9781849310260 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Louis Wain. 
256 pp, square small 10to (10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w reproductions of Wain's art. "During their heyday, in the time before the First World War, Louis Wain's cats, dressed as humans, portrayed (the) stylish Edwardian world having fun; at restaurants and tea parties, going to the Races and the Seaside, celebrating Christmas and Birthdays, and disporting themselves with exuberant games of tennis, bowls, cricket and football. This is a titillating world of cats at play, uninhibited and slightly dangerous, with most group activities likely to turn into mishap, mayhem and catastrophe. This is Wain's world, funny, edgy and animated; a whole cat world. The first comprehensive exhibition of Wain's work was held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 1972 and, since then, Louis Wain has steadily become more fashionable and collected worldwide. This new biography will show many images for the first time ever, amongst 300 plates of richness and variety, all of which are reproduced faithfully from the original artwork." Dust jacket has tiny wrinkles at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few slight wrinkles on front flap 
Price: 120.00 USD
8 Birney, Earle, Dilworth, Ira, Pacey, Desmond, Bonenfant, Jean-Charles and Duhamel, Roger, selected by. Foreword by Joseph McCulley. NEW VOICES: CANADIAN UNIVERSITY WRITING OF 1956.
J.M. Dent & Sons, Toronto, (1956). 
184 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. A collection of Canadian university students' writings (prose, poetry and at least one play). Contributions in English and French. Previous owners name on free front endpaper, pages browning very lightly, l ight edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling, six small closed tears archivally taped, spine lightly rubbed. VG/VG- 
Price: 22.50 USD
HarperCollins, London, 1997, Ist edition. 
Closed dimensions: 13 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W. ISBN 0001360701 "Open up this spectacular playset and join Noddy and his friends in Toy Town! You can bring the wonderful world of Toy Town to life with an amazing array of pop-ups, plus press-outs of No ddy, his little car, and all your other favourite Toy Town characters. There's a special booklet for you to read about Noddy's busy life - and you'll enjoy lots of your own adventures in Toy Town too!" "WARNING: CONTAINS SMALL PARTS. NO T S U I T A B L E FOR CHILDREN UNDER 36 MONTHS." Still in original publisher's shrinkwrap - new and unused. 
Price: 29.95 USD
Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, London, (1973), Ist British edition. 
161 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. A collection of three plays. "In the title play, six out-of-luck Mexican dudes buy an all-purpose ice cream suit that brings out the best - the very best - in all of them. In 'The Veldt', two doting parents provide a fantasy playroom that makes their children's dreams come true. 'To the Chicago Abyss' is set in the bleakness of the future, as an old man remembers the little pleasures of yesterday." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped but has small price sticker over clip showing price in U.K. Pounds, light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny closed tear at top of front panel, very small area of scuffing at bottom edge of front cover - now protected in mylar sleeve. Scan available on request. VG/VG 
Price: 60.00 USD
THE RAILWAYS PAINTINGS OF DON BRECKON., Breckon, Don.  Introduction by Roger Malone.
11 Breckon, Don. Introduction by Roger Malone. THE RAILWAYS PAINTINGS OF DON BRECKON.
Greenwich Editions, London, 1995. 
80 pp, oblong 8vo (8 7/16" H x 10 1/2" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0862880505 Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions, b&w drawings. "Admirers of Don Breckon's unerring blend of a faultless eye for detail and an irresistible nosta lgia for the era of steam will need no prompting to acquire and treasure this beautifully produced book. It is all here: the shapely majesty of the locomotives (with the emphasis on the Great Western, but with all the Big Four well repres e n t e d ) , s e t in landscapes of a 'classical Constable calmness'; the stations, accurate in every evocative period detail; the hidden rituals of the engine shed; the porters, signalmen and passengers who were privileged to play their part in t hi s gl or io us p a no ra ma. The artist himself has provided the commentary, and Roger Malone has written an introduction full of delightful revelations of the life and work of a painter who, he says, 'reminds us of what we are missing in a worl d t ha t h as dis mis sed c har act er and individuality in favour of streamlined efficiency'." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing, small area of delamination at bottom edge of front panel. Very G ood+ /Ve ry G ood 
Price: 20.00 USD
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1965, first edition. 
140 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "In today's nuclear era, in a world now spending roughly $120 billion annually preparing for war, all other questions fade into insignificance in comparison with the problem of preventing conflict. Yet in this race toward annihilation Canada, with a limited budget and modest military strength, could carve for herself a new, significant and perhaps decisive role, if her military and political leaders could set aside tradition-bound c o n c e p t s , concentrating instead on the unique position Canada can hold on a world scale. Penetrating to the heart of our 'defence muddle', stripping away the military jargon that surrounds military discussions, Mr. Brewin traces Canada's m il it ar y ro le s in ce the formation of NATO in 1949, shows why the United States' concept of 'massive retaliation' has lost all practical meaning, and urges Canada to divorce herself from policies which are obsolete, provocative, and meaningles s. Sp eak in g a s o ne of the political leaders whose thoughts may play a major role in shaping this country's defence policies in the future, he outlines with persuasive clarity the factors which make it imperative for Canada to abandon tactical nu clea r we apo ns a nd c onc ent rate on developing a compact, efficient, highly mobile non-nuclear fighting force capable of tackling 'brushfire wars' anywhere in the world." Slight bump at bottom of front hinge/spine, minor wrinkle at top of spin e, ti ny di nt o n bot tom o f re ar b oard. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling; light browning/foxing on flap-folds, spine and parts of panels; light rubbing; very small color scuff on rear hinge; two tiny tears - one with creases. V ery G ood/Ve ry Goo d- 
Price: 15.00 USD
Toronto Dundurn 1994 1550022083 / 9781550022087 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
288 pp, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). B&w photographs, reproductions. "One hundred and twenty-five years ago eight men met on December 1, 1868, to form the Toronto Astronomical Club. Among them were a tailor, a teacher and a cabinet-maker. How surprised these ordinary citizens would be to see that their little group has grown into an organization of over 3000 members in all parts of the country, in the United States and overseas. Twenty-two cities from St John's to Victoria have local chapters or 'Centres' of the RASC. Novices and naturalists, amateurs and professional scientists all play important roles in this remarkable success story. General readers will be surprised to find out what amateurs can learn from the sky, at meetings and through the Society's publications. Leaders of other volunteer organizations, educators looking for ways to promote greater appreciation of science, and local historians interested in the role of the Society in the life of their communities will find helpful ideas in this book. And members themselves will be better equipped to make decisions for the future through an appreciation of the development of the Society, its individual Centres and the men and women who have led them." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two small shallow dents at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top rear edge and at bottom of spine, minor rubbing, 2" faint scratch on rear panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
THE QUEEN'S FLIGHT:  FIFTY YEARSOF ROYAL FLYING., Burns, Michael, ed.  Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
14 Burns, Michael, ed. Foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. THE QUEEN'S FLIGHT: FIFTY YEARSOF ROYAL FLYING.
Poole Blandford 1986 0713718889 / 9780713718881 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Carrying the Royal Family by air is a unique job and to do it, there is a unique flying unit. Now fifty years old, The Queen's Flight of the Royal Air Force operates to probably the highest standards of any organisation in the world of aviation. Their bright red helicopters, Andovers and now BAe 146s are a familiar sight on Royal occasions, their punctuality and reliability taken for granted. The effort which goes into maintaining those standards, and into assuring the Royal Family's safety and comfort in the air, is the fascinating subject of this fully authorised book. Behind the aircrew is the back-up team in Operations, the engineers, the administrative staff, the ground support for the helicopters, the stewards and the security staff - they all play their part, and they all find a place in this book. The history of the Flight (and indeed of Royal flying, which goes back to July 1917) is also recounted both in narrative form and in cameo reminiscences from ex-members of the Flight; these include Brian Trubshaw, later Concorde's test pilot. With 150 photographs to illustrate the text, the result is a rare glimpse behind the royal scene, which will intrigue anyone with an interest in aviation." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling/soft creassing at top edge - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
STORMS OF CONTROVERSY: THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED.  FOURTH EDITION, REVISED., Campagna, Palmiro.  Foreword by Major-General (Retired) Richard Rohmer.
15 Campagna, Palmiro. Foreword by Major-General (Retired) Richard Rohmer. STORMS OF CONTROVERSY: THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED. FOURTH EDITION, REVISED.
Toronto Dundurn 2010 1554886988 / 9781554886982 4th Edition, Revised. Soft Cover Near Fine 
284 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs. "The development of the Avro Arrow supersonic fighter was a remarkable Canadian achievement. Its mysterious cancellation in February 1959 prompted questions that have long gone unanswered. What role did the Central Intelligence Agency play in the scrapping of the project? Who in Canada's government was involved in that decision? What, if anything, did Canada get in return? Who ordered the blowtorching of all the prototypes? And did Arrow technology find its way into the American Stealth fighter/bomber program? When (this book) was first published in 1992, its answers to these questions sent shock waves across the country. Using never-before-released documents, (it) exploded the myth that design flaws, cost overruns, or obsolescence had triggered the demise of the Arrow. Now, in this fully revised fourth edition, complete with two new appendices, the bestselling book bring readers up-to-date on the CF- 105 Arrow, the most innovative, sophisticated aircraft the world had seen by the end of the 1950s." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
PERFORMING ARTS RESOURCES.  VOLUME SEVEN.  (LAZZI: THE COMIC ROUTINES OF THE COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE / PULCINELLA, THE FALSE PRINCE.), Cocuzza, Ginnine and Stratyner, Barbara Naomi Cohen, editors.  (Mel Gordon, Claudio Vincentini.)
16 Cocuzza, Ginnine and Stratyner, Barbara Naomi Cohen, editors. (Mel Gordon, Claudio Vincentini.) PERFORMING ARTS RESOURCES. VOLUME SEVEN. (LAZZI: THE COMIC ROUTINES OF THE COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE / PULCINELLA, THE FALSE PRINCE.)
New York Theatre Library Association 1981 093261003X / 9780932610034 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) 
80 pp, 8 3/4" H. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. B&w illustrations. Contents: From the Editors; Lazzi: the Comic Routines of the Commedia dell'Arte, by Mel Gordon (Introduction - Acrobatic and Mimic Lazzi - Comic Violence/Sadistic Behavior - Food Lazzi - Illogical Lazzi - Stage Properties as Lazzi - Sexual/Scatalogical Lazzi - Social-Class Rebellion Lazzi - Stage/Life Duality Lazzi - Stupidity/Inappropriate Behavior - Transformation Lazzi - Trickery Lazzi - Word Play Lazzi - Glossary of Commedia Characters); Pulcinella, the False Prince, translated by Claudio Vicentini; Selected Bibliography. Previous owner's embossed name stamp on front free endpaper, slight bump at corners and at top/bottom of spine, very minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 20.00 USD
John Day, New York, 1952, Ist edition. 
32 pp, large 8vo, HC in dust jacket. Monotone illustrations by Vana Earle. "...Mrs Coleman...has composed music that is easy for a person of limited experience to play, and with rhythms that are definite and appealing to children. All of the piec es, except three, are musical dramatizations, and the children will be free to act them out in any way the title and music suggest. Two of them call for unified action, and one is for listening only, to induce relaxation - which is fully a s i m p o r t a nt as vigorous rhythmic activity. The music is suited to kindergarten and first, second, and third grades, and it has also been successful with nursery-school children..." Songs include: High-Stepping Ponies; Santa Claus' Reind ee r; El ep ha nt W al k; Rabbits; Tiptoe Music, etc. Light browning to pages, two tiny tears to top edge of pages 17-22 with connecting crease, otherwise interior is clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Minor edgewear to dark blu e b oar d s, lig ht fin ger ma rki ng to edges. Dust jacket is worn but basically complete, price clipped, with small chips, large tears, rubbing, scuffing, soiling - but all text and pictures are complete and it is now protected in mylar sleeve. Sca n av ai lab le o n r eque st. G+/ Fair 
Price: 50.00 USD
Scholarly Resources, Wilmington, 1987, book club edition. 
250 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Maps/battle plans. " 'You engage, and then you wait and see' - so Napoleon characterized his art of war. The greatest general of his day was a scrambler who never had a plan, strategic or tactica l, that did not break down or change of necessity in the field. He was the master of the broken play, so confident of his ability to improvise, cover his own mistakes, and capitalize on those of his enemies that he repeatedly plunged his arm i e s i n t o uncertain, seemingly desperate situations, only to emerge victorious, 'blundering' to glory. In this absorbing new book, historian Owen Connelly explores for the first time this aspect of Napoleon's battlefield genius. At the same t im e, h e o ff er s a complete account of the Napoleonic campaigns - at once the most concise and most accurate history in print." Faint erased pencil marks on free front end paper, slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrin kli ng at to p/b ott om of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.00 USD
PEGEEN AND THE PILGRIM., Cook, Lyn.  Illustrated by Pat and Bill Wheeler.
19 Cook, Lyn. Illustrated by Pat and Bill Wheeler. PEGEEN AND THE PILGRIM.
Macmillan, Toronto, 1961, reprint. 
248 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Thousands of people have been thrilled by the Stratford Festival, but for Pegeen O'Hara it opened up a new and enchanting world. Pegeen lives in Stratford; she is twelve years old and dreams of becoming an actress. She even hopes that she will be chosen to play a boy's part. As the Festival plans develop and grow so does Pegeen, learning a great deal on the way about Shakespeare, about the great art of theatre, a n d , i n c i d e ntally, about modesty and grace. Among those who come to Stratford for the Festival is Edward Brimblecombe, known as Mr. B. He comes from Stranford, England, and seems to Pegeen to be a romantic pilgrim making a very special pil gr im ag e . H e be co me s her friend and benefactor, encouraging and helping as she reads the plays and tries to understand them. But as she learns about Shakespeare she also learns to appreciate the people about her: a household of boarders and he r o wn yo un g f ri end s." S mall bookstore label on front pastedown. Dust jacket has very l;ight edge wear/wrinkling, is price clipped, has very light soiling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
THE MAGICIAN'S BOY., Cooper, Susan.  Illustrated by Serena Riglietti.
20 Cooper, Susan. Illustrated by Serena Riglietti. THE MAGICIAN'S BOY.
Margaret K. McElderry, New York, 2004, first American edition. 
101 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 068987622X B&w illustrations. "The Boy polishes the Magician's wands, and catches the rabbits that the Magician pulls out of hats. But the Boy's favorite job is operating the puppets for th e Magician's famous puppet play, 'Saint George and the Dragon' - until one terrible day when, in the middle of a performance, the Boy can't find the Saint George puppet. The Magician is furious. He points a long magical finger at the Boy, a n d - p o of! - the Boy is suddenly in the strange Land of Story, where he must find Saint George. The Boy's hunt for Saint George is full of adventures with oddly familiar people. He saves the Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe from losing her ch i ld re n; he sp oi ls the wolf's plan to eat Little Red Riding Hood; and he narrowly escapes being eaten himself by the Giant at the top of Jack's beanstalk. But the Boy's last adventure is the most amazing of all - and changes his life forever. No chi ld w ho r ead s t his delightful tale by master storyteller Susan Cooper is likely to forget it." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
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