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1 Belloc, H. (Hilaire). With illustrations by B.T.B. A MORAL ALPHABET. IN WORDS FROM ONE TO SEVEN SYLLABLES.
Gerald Duckworth, London, (1950), reprint. 
63 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover (black lettering on spine and front board, black and dark green illustration on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations. A comic alphabet in rhyme. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - browning to covers - slightly darker on spine, very small light red stain on front hinge, light soiling lines down rear board. G+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WHERE THE HECK IS BALAHECK?  UNUSUAL PLACE-NAMES FROM EASTERN ONTARIO., Dawber, Michael.
2 Dawber, Michael. WHERE THE HECK IS BALAHECK? UNUSUAL PLACE-NAMES FROM EASTERN ONTARIO.
General Store Publishing, Burnstown, Ontario, 1995, first printing. 
145 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 189618216X "(E)xplores the origin of more than 400 fascinating place names around Eastern Ontario. You'll find folklore - like the tale of the 'Bastard' township - and documented history, such as the true story of t he Breakaway of Hilton Creek. You'll find the stories behind our forgotten, and nearly forgotten place names - maybe even a name you haven't heard for generations! Dawber has driven along the back roads, through the crossroads, and even along t h e abandoned railroads to record the vanishing history of our place names. The old rhyme of Cankerville, the race horses of La Renouche, the famous fight of Bullies Acre - these stories, and the names springing from them, are all part of (this bo ok ). " Arranged under: Glengarry County; Stormont County; Dundas County; Prescott County; Russell County; Carelton County (Region of Ottawa-Carleton); Grenville County; Leeds County; Lanark County; Renfrew County; Frontenac County; Lennox & Ad din gto n C ou nty; Prince Edward County; Hastings County; Northumberland County; Peterborough County; Haliburton County; The Old County of Durham; Victoria County; Nipissing District: The Upper Madawaska. Interior - clean and tight with no previou s ow ners hip mar ks. Exterior - one soft corner crease. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
POEMS OF COLERIDGE., Dowden, Edward, selected and introduced by.  (Samuel Taylor Coleridge.)
3 Dowden, Edward, selected and introduced by. (Samuel Taylor Coleridge.) POEMS OF COLERIDGE.
London Caxton Hard Cover Good Charles Pears, colour illustrations. A.S. Hartrick, b&w frontispiece and vignette title. 
275 pp, 6 13/16" H. Medium brown cloth with gilt lettering and art nouveau floral decoration in yellow/ orange on spine and front board, top edge gilt. One of 'The Golden Poets' series, edited by Oliphant Smeaton. No date. B&w tissue-covered frontispiece and decorated title page, 8 colour plates by Charles Pears (collated). Section headings: Introduction; Early Poems; The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (in seven parts); Christabel; Sibylline Leaves (Poems occasioned by Political Events / Love Poems / Meditative Poems); Odes and Miscellaneous Poems; Prose in Rhyme; Notes; Glossary; Appendix (Monody on the Death of Chatterton - 2nd draft); Index of First Lines. Light browning to free endpapers and to frontispice protector, very light browning on pastedowns, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, two small and one tiny dent on edges of rear board, small stain and tiny dent on rear edge of spine, small light stain and light rubbing on rear board, slight fading to spine colour, two small raised areas on front board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WHY NOT?  WRITE RHYME AND RELAX.  THE THERAPEUTIC VALUE OF WRITING JUST FOR FUN., Dowsett, Frank.
4 Dowsett, Frank. WHY NOT? WRITE RHYME AND RELAX. THE THERAPEUTIC VALUE OF WRITING JUST FOR FUN.
My Own Publishing Company, Toronto, n.d. 
56 pp, 8 3/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Illustrated with the author's drawings. A handlettered book about using your creativity to relax by writing various types of poetry (limericks, couplets, sonnets, haiku, etc.). Interior - area of wa viness at bottom edge of pages 37 to 56 - probably due to previous dampness, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor browning, minor soiling, a few tiny stains on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FELICIA AND THE SANDMAN., Fezandie, Hector.  Illustrated by Victor Perard.
5 Fezandie, Hector. Illustrated by Victor Perard. FELICIA AND THE SANDMAN.
Thomas F. Kyle, New York, 1936, second edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "At the first snowfall of the winter Felicia, instad of playing with her new sled, is in bed with a cold. The unusual prescription of the sympathetic Doctor enables her to su mmon the Sandman whom she accompanies on a round of queer adventures. They make a 'big 'normous' snowball and a funny snow man who comes to life. The trio calls on many new old friends including Miss Muffet whom Felicia reconciles with h e r s p i d e r ; Humpty, whom she saves from the dire consequences of his rash acrobatics; Simon, who explains why he objects to being callled Simple, and the Old Woman who lives in Atchoo and who, with the aid of up-to-the-minute appliances, know s ex a ct ly w ha t to do with a large family. The frolic ends in Mother Goose's Lunch Room when, after many strange incidents, it is suddenly time to go home. And then....Well, when next the Doctor sees Felicia, she is allowed to go out. In th e vac an t l ot opp osi te sh e finds a 'big 'normous' snowball and a snow man. Sandy alone is missing." Light browning to pages, browning to endpapers, small faint erased pencil marks on front endpapers, small light liquid stain on free front en dp aper , t iny sta in o n fr ont pas tedown, one page with small corner crease, light browning/staining/foxing to edges of textblock, two tiny dints on front panel, small bump and small tear/scuff to bottom corner of front board, slight bump to bo tto m of spin e, l ight disc olora tion on t he rear board, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling. Dust jacket has chips and tears - some with creases, heavy fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, l ight fadi ng to part s of front panel, ligh t to m oderate edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, minor soiling, 1 1/2" irregular shaped hole on rear panel at flap-fold. Good/Fair 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
UNDERSTANDING SHAKESPEARE:  MACBETH.  A TUTOR TEXT., Frieman, Ruth.  (William Shakespeare.)
6 Frieman, Ruth. (William Shakespeare.) UNDERSTANDING SHAKESPEARE: MACBETH. A TUTOR TEXT.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
189 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(T)he reader is guided by Ruth Frieman's clear and penetrating explanations into the rich complexities of meaning, imagery, and characterization of 'Macbeth' - and gains a deeper understanding of the greatest playwright in English Literature. Macbeth as obedient husband, fearful and indecisive conspirator, calculating murderer, and finally as the haunted man who faces death with courage - all sides of this complex protagonist are revealed as the author traces Macbeth's steady movement towards his inexorable destiny in one of Shakespeare's most powerful tragedies. Featuring a helpful, introductory historical background on the Elizabethan theatre and Shakespeare's life, the 'Macbeth' TutorText will be an invaluable aid to high school English students and to all who seek a deeper comprehension of the famous Bard. (Includes a) line-by-line discussion of the text. (Miss Frieman's) lucid analysis bridges the gap between the obscure words and archaic idioms of the 16th century and the language of the 20th century, and she accompanies the text with discussions of the nature of tragedy and the tragic hero, Shakespeare's use of prose and poetry, the relationship between rhythm, rhyme, and meter, the effects of metaphor, and the use of dramatic and stage devices." Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to top of text block, slight bump to top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
7 Hughes, Langston, editor. (Jackie Mabley, Cassius Clay, Dan Burley, Pigmeat Markham, Butterbeans & Susie, Mantan Moreland, Godfrey Cambridge, Dick Gregory, John H. Johnston, Ben Burns, Zora Neale Hurston, E.C.L. Adams, J. Mason Brewer, et al.) THE BOOK OF NEGRO HUMOR.
New York Dodd, Mead 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
265 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). Selected, edited and with many contributions by Langston Hughes. His "A Note on Humor" precedes the groupings headed: Cool Comics - Contemporary Comedy (Jackie Mabley, Cassius Clay, Dan Burley, Pigmeat Markham, Butterbeans and Susie, Mantan Moreland, Godfrey Cambridge and Dick Gregory); Jokes and Jive - From Then to Now; Pulpit and Pew - Parsons and Parishioners (John H. Johnson, Ben Burns, Zora Neale Hurston, E.C.L. Adams); Just For Fun - Pastime Verses; Down-Home Tales - Laughter from the South (J. Mason Brewer, Zora Neale Hurston); Laugh and Live - Biography and Autobiography (Booker T. Washington, Wendell Phillips Dabney, Roi Ottley, Robert E. Turner, Taylor Gordon, Zora Neale Hurston, L.D. Reddick, Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King, Jr.); Tell It In Rhyme - Ballads and Songs; Nothing But the Blues - Traditional Couplets; The Jazz People - Tales of the Music World (W.C. Handy, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Danny Barker, Billie Holiday); Harlem Party Cards - Rustling up the Rent; Simple Speaks His Mind - Contemporary Commentary (Langston Hughes); Poets Write It Down - From Old New Orleans to Harlem (Armand Lanusse, Wendell P. Dabney, James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Mary Effie Lee Newsome, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Ray Durem, Samuel Allen, Deborah Fuller Wess, Maria Evans, Ted Joans, Robert A. Johnson, LeRoi Jones, George H. Base, Julian Bond); Writers Grin and Bear It - Fact and Fiction (Alston Anderson, James Baldwin, George Houston Bass, Arna Bontemps, Dan Burley, Alice Childress, Alfred Duckett, Rudolph Fisher, Len W. Holt, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, John Killens, L.F. Palmer, Ted Poston, Richard Wright); Segregated Integration - Our Day and Times. Light edge wear - mainly on bottom edge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top corner of front board, small slight bump to top corner of text block, very small light color stain on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds several small edge tears - some with creases, a few very small edge chips, light soiling on rear panel, slight fading to spine color, small areas of waviness on spine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE COMPLETE PEDDLER'S PACK: GAMES, SONGS, RHYMES, AND RIDDLES FROM MOUNTAIN FOLKLORE., Justus, May.  Introduction by Edwin C. Kirkland.
8 Justus, May. Introduction by Edwin C. Kirkland. THE COMPLETE PEDDLER'S PACK: GAMES, SONGS, RHYMES, AND RIDDLES FROM MOUNTAIN FOLKLORE.
Knoxville University of Tennessee Press 1967 Expanded Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Jean Tamburine. 
87 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations, music notation. "A treasure for collectors of folklore and for the young of all ages, this book has a rare distinction. As Edwin C. Kirkland points out in the foreword, 'The author is both the collector and the source of the material, and this gives a particular character to the book that is impossible for most other collections of folklore. It has an authenticity, a sincerity, and an air of being alive and present.' Music as well as the words to nineteen songs are now included in this expanded edition of (the book), originally published in 1957. Whenever possible, the source of the material is identified, thus adding an important record for scholars of our cultural heritage. The author's love for the Great Smoky Mountains and the people there is evident throughout the book. She has recorded a way of life for all to remember or to learn about." Contents: A Legacy of Folkore; Nonsense Rhymes (Pocket Full of Rocks; Had a Little Mule; Possum up a Gum Tree; Warning to Book Thieves; Indian Brew; There Was an Old Woman; Raccoon on a Rail; et al.); Riddles, Tongue-Twisters, and Counting-Out Rhymes; Songs and Singing Games (Diller, Diller Dollar; The Whistle Pig Song; Sing a Little Hoe-Down Jordan; Wishing Song; Who Will Shoe My Little Feet; Whoa, Mule Whoa; Some Love Coffee, Some Love Tea; Fiddler's Fair; Here Come the Dukes; Green Gravel, et al); Play-Party Games (Club Fist; Old Cat Tiggy; Bogey Man Boo; Witch Pot; Rabbit in the Turnip Patch; Chicken Thief; Chickie, My Cranie-Crow; Froggie in the Mill Pond, et al.); Signs and Predictions (Weather Rhymes; Witchwood; Spring Calendar; Sneeze Rhyme; Hearthfire; Luck for Hallowe'en, et al); Index of Titles and First Lines. Previous owner's small label on front pastedown, previous owner's name/info. in pen on free front endpaper, book is slightly cocked, minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny scuffs, 1" tear archivally taped, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Last, Joan. MONDAY'S CHILD: SEVEN PIECES FOR PIANO. (GRADE: III)
Oxford University Press, London, c1952. 
11 pp, 12 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). The old rhyme set to music: "Monday's child is fair of face, Tuesday's child is full of grace, Wednesday's child is full of woe, Thursday's child has far to go, Friday's child is loving and giving, S aturday's child works hard for its living, And the child that's born on the Sabbath Day Is bonnie and blythe and good and gay." Interior - a few scattered light or erased pencil marks on pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous owne r s h i p m arks. Exterior - store stamp and old price stamp on front cover, minor soiling, tear at top of spine and wear at bottom of spine, a few light edge wrinkles, light edge wear. Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FAIRY FOLKS PICTURE A.B.C., N/A
10 N/A FAIRY FOLKS PICTURE A.B.C.
Juvenile Productions, London, n.d. 
93 pp, 10 3/16" H, hard cover with pictorial boards (boy and girl blowing bubbles with fairies) - no dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers. Profusely illustrated throughout. The first section contains the A.B.C. with a double page spread for each lett er featuring characters from fairy tales described in rhyme. This is followed by puzzles, rhymes and riddles, a story about a steam train and a picture story. Lots of charming animal and fairy characters. Moderate browning to pages and edg e s o f t ext block, moderate to heavy edge wear - heavier at corners, light to moderate rubbing, several bumps on top edges of boards. Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TEE EMM.  VOL. 2.  NO. 1.  APRIL, 1942.  (R.A.F. TRAINING MEMORANDUM / MEMORANDA.), N/A.
11 N/A. TEE EMM. VOL. 2. NO. 1. APRIL, 1942. (R.A.F. TRAINING MEMORANDUM / MEMORANDA.)
Department of the Air Member for Training, Air Ministry, London, 1942. 
28 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations, including Pilot-Officer Prune cartoons by W. Hooper. Contents: A Year of Tee Emm; Training with Clay Targets; Tee Emm's Fragment Minute; A.S.R.S. Speaking; Good Shooting - But Wha t Prunery!; Look Out!; The Making of Instructional Films; Albert and the Wind; A Desert Tale; Tee Emm's Ruthless Rhyme; How are Your Vibrations?; A Word in the Adjutant's Ear; The Month's Prunery; The Paper Snowball; Lost?; Corners and Edge s ; M a r k s m anship; Index (to Articles in Volume 1). Interior - cigarette odor, very small bump to top corner of pages (and covers), minor browning, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light browning on spine a nd o n r ea r co ve r, very light rubbing/soiling on rear cover, minor edge wear - light on spine, a few tiny scuffs and "T3" written in dark blue pencil on front cover, soft corner crease and small area of waviness on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HEAVY WORDS LIGHTLY THROWN: THE REASON BEHIND THE RHYME., Roberts, Chris.
12 Roberts, Chris. HEAVY WORDS LIGHTLY THROWN: THE REASON BEHIND THE RHYME.
London Granta 2004 1862077657 / 9781862077652 Second Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
176 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Was little Jack Horner a squatter? 'Baa, baa, Black Sheep' a bleat about taxation? What did Jack and Jill do on that hill? Who was Mary? And why was she contrary? This witty and ingenious book delves into the hidden meanings of the most innocuous-sounding nursery rhymes, revealing a seething subtext of sexual innuendo, religious hatred and political subversion. (It) provides a fascinating history lesson, teases out some alarming Freudian interpretations, and makes entertaining connections to contemporary political and popular culture." A few very tiny specks of faint glue residue on rear board. Dust jacket has 2' crease at bottom of rear hinge, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TEDDY, GOLLY AND BUNNY., Wickham, Constance.
13 Wickham, Constance. TEDDY, GOLLY AND BUNNY.
London Collins Hard Cover Very Good A.E. Kennedy. 
Unpaginated (approx. 28 pages), 11" H. Undated. Glazed pictorial boards, illustrated throughout with full-page and smaller colour illustrations. Contents: The Runaway Calf; Teddy's Beanstalk; A Lovely Surprise; Teddy's Funny Sums; Three Cheers for Camping. This mid-20th century volume is a product of its times and would cause offense to many, not only for the golliwog character (who, in this case, does not have the thick lips and stand-up hair of the original), but also for one instance of the 'n'-word in a counting rhyme and for Golly calling Teddy a "Silly ass" for making him spill his ink. However, for the most part, the animal, toy and human characters in the stories are seen to work and play together positively. Small ink notation (most likely a child's) and two small scissor cuts (archivally taped) at bottom of title page, very minor edge wear, tiny slight corner bumps. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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