Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Seller Id
Advanced Search
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card

Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.




 - 4 items found in your search

Click on Title to view full description

1 Busch, Wilhelm. Edited and annotated by H. Arthur Klein. Translated by H. Arthur Klein and others. MAX AND MORITZ, WITH MANY MORE MISCHIEF-MAKERS MORE OR LESS HUMAN AND APPROXIMATELY ANIMAL.
Dover, New York, 1962. 
216 pp + publisher's catalog, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with Busch's b&w cartoons. Bilingual text (English/German). "Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908), endowed with an equipotent facility with sketch-pad and rhyming dictionary, c reated during his career some of the most arresting sketches and drollest verses the world has ever seen. Few men since his time have shown the same ability to match simple yet penetrating pictures with rollicking, quotable verse. In his n a t i v e G e rmany he is still by all odds the best-loved creator of illustrated light verse....(Many of his pithy aphorisms have long since become folk sayings among the Germans.) The variety of tone and subject matter is wide: Busch is in tur n ma le vo le nt , j ov ial, sardonic, diabolical and even bloodthirsty as he castigates hypocrisy, stodginess, stupidity, egotism, drunkenness, and other human foibles....The English translations are both ingenious and faithful; in most cases they a re the fi rst En gl ish tr anslations ever made. Those who do not read German may be certain that the original has been translated into English with its spiciness and sense intact. Both the German and the English appear side by side, so that re ade rs o f Ge rman may sa vor Busc h's own delightful rhymes, while those who are learning German will find it an enjoyable way to gain familiarity with the langauge...." Interior - very light browning to pages, faint cigarette odor, otherwis e cl ean and t ight with no pr evio us o wners hip marks. Exterior - browning to edges of textblock, browning to covers, very small ghost sticker mark on front cover, very small surface paper loss at bottom of spine and bottom corner of front cover . Go od+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
A SINGULAR STORY., Retrac, H.  Notes by Margaret Crawford Maloney
2 Retrac, H. Notes by Margaret Crawford Maloney A SINGULAR STORY.
Toronto Public Library / Friends of Osborne and Lillian H. Smith Collections, Toronto, 1981, limited edition of 1,000 copies. 
Unpaginated, 10" H, hard cover (medium brown cloth with dark brown lettering/decoration on front board) - no dust jacket. Facsimile reproduction of a rhyming text in script with illustrations, detailing the 'evils' of drink and the career of old Ja ne as she succumbs to and finally denounces both social and medicinal restoratives. A history and explanation of the text by Margaret Crawford Maloney, Head, Osborne Collection, is given in three pages at the end of the book. Minor wrink l i n g a t b o ttom of spine, minor edge rubbing. NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
OUR FRIENDLY FRIENDS., Slobodkin, Louis.
3 Slobodkin, Louis. OUR FRIENDLY FRIENDS.
Vanguard, N.Y., 1951, first edition. 
Unpaginated, oblong (9 3/16" H x 11" D), hard cover in dust jacket. "Delightful verses and three-color illustrations (by the author) tell of a day among 'Our Friendly Friends'. The book emphasizes the proper social relationships with these friendl y animals....the story ends at nightfall (when our friendly friends go home as they should)....which makes this book especially appropriate for bedtime and quiet time." A companion to Mr. Slobodkin's "The Friendly Animals". Heavy edge wea r t o b o a r ds, slight bump to bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has heavy edge wear, several small chips and tears, small pice missing from bottom of spine, old tape repairs (on inside) to tears on top half of spine, tiny speck on e a ch p a ne l ne ar hinge, light rubbing. Good/Fair 
Price: 20.00 USD
EIGHTY FOUR DAYS.  A RHYMING APPRECIATION AND COMMENT ON THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN., Winchester, Barry.  Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park.
Selma Press, (Horsted Keynes, Sussex, 1974), first edition. 
176 pp + appendices, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0904272001 Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. From the Foreword, " Many books have been written about the Battle of Britain and most have failed to appeal to the general public, being too long or too technical. Other books have been too scrappy to paint a clear picture. Barry Winchester avoids these mistakes and, by his new approach to the subject - i.e. a mixture of verse and prose, has written a most readable and entert aining book." Appendices: 1. The Battle of Britain - Facsimile of the Ministry of Information Booklet issued on behalf of the Air Ministry and distributed nationwide in 1941. 2. Facsimile Anti-Invasion leaflets issued nationwide. Small r e d i n k m a rk at bottom edge of first appendices page (from manufacturing process), light edge wear, light bump to bottom of spine and hinges - very light wrinkle at bottom of pages at gutter. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear (sma ll a re a s of s u rf ac e paper loss at top od spine), light edge wrinkling. VG/VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD

Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2019. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by