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THE WILD SWANS., Andersen, Hans Christian.  Retold by Deborah Hautzig.  Illustrated by Kaarina Kaila.
1 Andersen, Hans Christian. Retold by Deborah Hautzig. Illustrated by Kaarina Kaila. THE WILD SWANS.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1992. 
Unpaginated, 10 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 067983446X Color illustrations. When their wicked stepmother transforms her eleven brothers into swans, a devoted young princess must fashion a shirt of nettles for each of them, while remai ning absolutely silent, in order to break the curse. Tiny dint on bottom edge of each board, slight tiny bump to top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly a top of spine/flap-folds and along top edge. Very Good+/Very Go o d 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
CHINA REVISITED, AFTER FORTY-TWO YEARS., Chiang Yee.  (The Silent Traveller.)
2 Chiang Yee. (The Silent Traveller.) CHINA REVISITED, AFTER FORTY-TWO YEARS.
New York W.W. Norton 1977 03930879143 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Chiang Yee. 
180 pp, 9 1/2" H. Illustrated throughout with the author's b&w drawings & calligraphy. "In 1933, Chiang Yee, then the governor of a district in China, was forced to leave his homeland after an argument with a warlord. The China he left was an unhealthy country: a weak central government unable to control the power of the warlords; a deteriorating economic condition; a reputation for corruption based on an ill-defined and unsatisfactory land-tax system; widespread illiteracy and famine. In 1975, after an absence of forty-two years, he returned to China. In this book he tells of his travels and records his impressions of the new China as compared to the China he left. In addition, his two grown daughters, who, along with their mother, remained in China, provide another perspective on China's progress. As Mr. Chiang travels through China, he tells of his visits to both well-known and less familiar landmarks; he describes the communes and factories of light industry which have been built in the last twenty-five years. He attends the May First celebration - the important festival of labor. But, above all, he contrasts the backwards country he left with the brand-new independent nation that has been emerging over the last twenty-five years. He points with pride to the accomplishments: 800 million Chinese living and working together in a united spirit; the feeling of peace and prosperity; no unemployment; sufficient food for all; great technical, scientific, and educational advances; increased literacy; universal medicare; and vast improvements in the status of women." Small faint scuff at top of fore-edge of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some light waviness on front panel, very light browning - mainly at edges, small light stain at top edge of spine, two line indentations across spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SILENT MARAUDERS.  BRITISH SUBMARINES IN THE TWO WORLD WARS., Cook, Graeme.
3 Cook, Graeme. SILENT MARAUDERS. BRITISH SUBMARINES IN THE TWO WORLD WARS.
Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, London, (1976), first edition. 
159 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0246107847 "Until the German U-21 sank the British light cruiser 'Pathfinder' in the early days of the First World War, British submarines had been used only as forward scouts on naval missio ns. But from that day 'attack' was the watchword of the submariner - and attack they did throughout the two world wars, with such dazzling success that they became one of Britain's most potent tactical weapons...The deeds of many unsung he r o e s a r e recorded (in this book), but especially those of the colourful and valiant commanders whose names are etched in history: Commander Max Horton, hero of the Baltic campaign, Lieutenant Commander Martin Nasmith, 'The Terror of the Marm ar a' , Li e ut en an t Commander Wanklyn , who scored a record number of hits in World War Two before his 'Upholder' was tragically lost with all hands aboard; Lieutenants Donald Cameron and B.C.G. Place, who with incredible courage led the highly da nge ro us mi dge t s ubm ar ine attack on the famous German battleship 'Tirpitz'. Here is breath-stopping, action-packed true life adventure as only Graeme Cook can tell it." Light cigarette odor, small pencil erasure mark on free front endpap er, mino r b row nin g in mar gins of pages, very light browning to edges of textblock, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear and very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at top edge - a f ew fo xing mar ks a t top edge of f laps . Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OPERA:  A RECORD OF THE OPERA PRODUCTIONS AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN, FROM 27th JUNE 1960 TO 13th JULY 1962.  GOVENT GARDEN BOOK NO. 14., Crisp, Clement, editor.  Introduction by Sir David Webster.  Articles by Georg Solti, Earl of Drogeda.  Cover design by Sean Kenny.
4 Crisp, Clement, editor. Introduction by Sir David Webster. Articles by Georg Solti, Earl of Drogeda. Cover design by Sean Kenny. OPERA: A RECORD OF THE OPERA PRODUCTIONS AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN, FROM 27th JUNE 1960 TO 13th JULY 1962. GOVENT GARDEN BOOK NO. 14.
Adam & Charles Black, London, n.d. 
68 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, drawings, costume studies. Contents: Preface; Introduction; The Musical Director; The Opera Benevolent Fund; A Midsummer Night's Dream; King Priam; Don Giovan ni; Alcina; Fastaff; La Sonnambula; Fidelio; Iphigenie en Tauride; Die Walkure; Die Zauberflote; The Silent Woman; L'Heure Espagnole; Erwartung; Gianni Schicchi; Other Operas in the Repertory; Guest Artists; Conductors; The Orchestra. Inte r i o r - s o ft crease at top corner of pages and very small soft crease at bottom corner, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very small corner creases, a few very small dints and scuffs on top h al f of s p in e , li ght rubbing, minor soiling. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE COMPLETE BOOK OF AIRSHIPS - DIRIGIBLES, BLIMPS & HOT AIR BALLOONS., Dwiggins, Don.
5 Dwiggins, Don. THE COMPLETE BOOK OF AIRSHIPS - DIRIGIBLES, BLIMPS & HOT AIR BALLOONS.
TAB, Blue Ridge Summit, PA, 1980, first edition. 
352 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (red boards with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and drawing on front board) - no dust jacket (as issued). ISBN 0830696962 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings/diagrams. Co ntents: Cloud Country; The Search For An Engine; Go West By Airship; The Antigravity Machine; The San Francisco Avitor; Mistress Of The Winds; The Man Who Sailed Down The Streets of Paris; To the Pole; Uncle Tom's Rubber Cows; The American Way; Z e p p elin; The Graf and The Hindenburg; Challenging The Atlantic; The British Experience; U.S. Navy Blimps in World War I; Navy Blimps Of World War II; U.S. Navy Rigids; Airships of the Future; Index. A few soft creases at top corner of free fr o nt e nd pa per. Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
6 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
 
 
7 Gordon, Neil. THE SILENT MURDERS.
New York A.L. Burt, New York Reprint Hard Cover Good+ 
294 pp, small 8vo, (7 5/8" H) - no dust jacket. (Copyright 1929, Doubleday Doran.) "Very little attention was aroused by the murder of an elderly tramp on the road between King's Langley and Berkhampstead. Tramps have few relatives to mourn them and few legatees to be interested. The man was found in a ditch, crumpled up as if dead-tired or dead drunk. He was neither. He had been stabbed between the shoulders and must have died almost at once. A square of cardboard was tied to the last surviving button on the tramp's ragged overcoat and on the square was written the word 'Three'." Interior - previous owners name on front pastedown, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - corners to front cover slightly bumped, very light soiling to boards, very small shallow bumps to top edge of rear board, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, scattered foxing to edges of textblock. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE GOLDEN AGE AND DREAM DAYS., Grahame, Kenneth.  Foreword by Naomi Lewis.  Illustrated by Charles Keeping.
8 Grahame, Kenneth. Foreword by Naomi Lewis. Illustrated by Charles Keeping. THE GOLDEN AGE AND DREAM DAYS.
Bodley Head, London, 1962. 
258 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Monotone illustrations by Charles Keeping. "These stories of five orphaned children living with relatives in a large old country house, can be read at two levels. 'The children', writes Naomi Lew is, 'will read these books for the story, the comedy, the treats, and above all for the unfailing silent companionship of Harold and the rest. In how many book is one so readily welcomed to share the pleasures, surprises and dreams? Yet t h e a d u l t can read the very same pages and find something else again....What both child and adult can discover in almost every story is something rare, even in poetry: a quality of ecstasy - that rainbow of the imagination which never comes by s ea r ch in g; t he sudden pleasurable surprise; an intensity of happiness after woes'...." By the author of 'The Wind in the Willows'. Faint erased pencil marks at top of free front endpaper, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of textb loc k, sli gh t f adi ng to col o red top of textblock, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two slight corner bumps. Dust jacket has light edge wear, very small chips/tears and surface paper loss at top of spine, tiny chips/tea rs a t t op/b ott om o f fl ap- fol ds a nd at bottom of spine, 2" closed tear on front panel archivally taped, light rubbing. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
BLUE MOON RISING / BLOOD AND HONOR / DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN.  FIRST THREE VOLUMES OF THE "FOREST KINGDOM" SERIES., Green, Simon R.
9 Green, Simon R. BLUE MOON RISING / BLOOD AND HONOR / DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN. FIRST THREE VOLUMES OF THE "FOREST KINGDOM" SERIES.
New York ROC Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good 
The first three volumes of the "Forest Kingdom" series, 6 7/8" H. 1. Blue Moon Rising - 476 pp, 1991, 2nd printing, ISBN 0451450957 - "Rupert didn't especially want to be a prince. And he certainly never asked to be the second son of a royal line that really didn't need a spare. After all, a kingdom suffering from financial setbacks couldn't afford to have factions fighting over who was more worthy to rule as the next king. So Rupert was sent out to slay a dragon and prove himself - a quest straight out of legends. But he also discovered the kind of things legends didn't tell, as well as the usual demons, goblins, the Night Witch - even the terrors hidden in the Darkwood. Rupert found his dragon and a princess to rescue, too. But the dragon turned out to be a better friend than anyone back at the castle. And with the Darkwood suddenly spreading its evil - with the blue moon rising and the Wild Magic along with it, Rupert was going to need all the friends he could get - ." 2. Blood and Honor - 332 pp, 1993, first printing, ISBN 0451452429 - "Jordan had always prided himself on his acting abilities, but now he faced the challenge of his career. Magicked into looking exactly like Prince Viktor, middle son of the recently assassinated King Malcolm, Jordan had been hired to pretend to be the prince as a war of succession raged at Castle Midnight. With both Viktor's (brothers) only too eager to dispatch their middle sibling, thereby increasing their own chances to gain the crown, Jordan soon found himself hard pressed to survive. And in a castle where the winds of Unreality might at any moment sweep down upon the unsuspecting, leaving behind little that was recognizably human, Jordan could only hope for a very short run in the role of prince and a quick escape from the kingdom with the fortune promised him for a successful job." 3. Down Among the Dead Men - 283 pp, 1993, 2nd printing, ISBN 0451453018 - "The Witch's Sight was their first warning of danger. The four Rangers had been sent to check on the border fortress which had fallen mysteriously silent. What they found defied explanation - but all too soon the nightmares that reigned here would seek to possess them. Even with the unexpect-ed aid of three outlaws - the first a keeper of the Wild Magic, the second the bearer of the last Infernal Device of the Demon Wars, and the third a master bowman - it was doubtful that the Rangers could stand against the creature that waited in the depths below the fortress. And if they could not find it before it woke, this most ancient beast would rise up to wreak destruction on the world." Interiors - very light browning in margins of pages, two volumes with browning on inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - light browning to edges of text blocks, one volume with some very light soiling on fore-edge of text block, very light edge wear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
BOYS, BOMBS AND BRUSSELS SPROUTS:  A KNEES-UP, WHEELS-UP CHRONICLE OF WWII., Harvey, J. Douglas.
10 Harvey, J. Douglas. BOYS, BOMBS AND BRUSSELS SPROUTS: A KNEES-UP, WHEELS-UP CHRONICLE OF WWII.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1982 0771040482 / 9780771040481 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
210 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "They called them the 'Brylcreem boys' - the young flyers who streamed into England from the first declaration of war, the kids with the jaunty grins and the willingness to take terrible risks. Among them were thousands of young Canadians, many barely out of high school, all delighted to leave behind humdrum lives in dusty, post-Depression Canada for the irresistible chance to learn to fly and help beat the Germans. Doug Harvey was one of them - a nineteen-year-old from Toronto who joined the RCAF, and in 1942 found himself a pilot in the elite Canadian No. 6 Bomber Group. (Here) is the fresh, frank, and often hilarious account of Harvey's experiences overseas. It is an unexpurgated description of what really happened to the group of young Canadian men who suddenly found themselves billeted in freezing Nissen huts in the lush English countryside - surround-ed by an unfamiliar people, whose customs puzzled and delighted them - and charged with the job of bombing Gemany into ruins. It is the chilling story of crews flying through the silent night skies, their lumbering Lancasters loaded with bombs, headed for unseen desinations hundreds of miles away. It is the jubilant story of the boys who made it safely home, mission accomplished, and the heart-breaking story of the thousands who didn't." Faint erased pencil narks at top corner of free front endpaper, light edge wear, book is slightly cocked, tiny foxing marks on top/bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two edge tears archivally taped, light foxing on inside of spine, slight darkening to spine and some edges, tiny closed tear on front hinge, light rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
11 Hind, Andrew and Da Silva, Maria. GHOST TOWNS OF MUSKOKA.
Toronto Natural Heritage / Dundurn 2008 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
271 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Explores the tragic history of a collection of communities from across Muskoka whose stars have long since faded. Today, these ghost towns are merely shadows - or spectres - of what they once were. Some have disappeared entirely, having been swallowed by regenerating forests, while others have been reduced to foundations, forlorn buildings, and silent ruins. A few support a handful of inhabitants, but even these towns are wrapped in a ghostly shroud. But this book isn't only about communities that have died. Rather it is about communities that lived, vibrantly at that, if only for a brief time. It's about the people whose dreams for a better life these villages represented, the people who lived, loved, laboured, and ultimately died in these small wilderness settlements. And it's about an era of history, those early heady days of Muskoka settlement when the forest were flooded with loggers and land-hungry settlers." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
MIDDLEWATCH., Kerslake, Susan.  Cover art by Rudi Haas.
12 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
 
 
13 Mandel, Eli. CRITICISM: THE SILENT-SPEAKING WORDS. EIGHT TALKS FOR CBC RADIO.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Toronto, 1966. 
73 pp, 8" H, soft cover. "This book contains the texts of eight half-hour radio talks first broadcast during March, April, and May of 1966 in 'Ideas', a program series arranged for the CBC Department of Public Affairs by Phyllis Webb and William Yo ung. The talks were produced by Peter Herrndorf. Contents: The Nature of Literary Criticism; The Forms of Literary Criticism; Criticism and The Writer; Criticism and The Work; Literature and The Work; Criticism and Morality; Criticism an d S o c i e t y ; The Function of Criticism at the Present Time. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing, minor edge wear, minor browning, small closed tear at bottom of rear cover - archivally taped . Ve ry G oo d 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
14 Martin, Gwen L. GESNER'S DREAM: THE TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS OF EARLY MINING IN NEW BRUNSWICK.
Fredericton, New Brunswick Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum 2003 1894475461 / 9781894475464 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
328 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, reproductions - colour maps. Inscribed by author on half title page. "Whenever you read this book, whether by day or by night, miners are at work in New Brunswick. Their underground world is magical and terrifying. Caverns traced by fragile points of light recede into utter blackness, and the stone walls expose swirls of rock frozen in three dimensions. Overhead are vaulted ceilings, silent and beautiful as a Gothic cathedral. The heritage of New Brunswick mining reaches back over three action-packed centuries. Gypsum smugglers sailed down the Bay of Fundy by midnight. Mine developers battled each other using fists in the boardroom and pisols in the field. Many prospectors died without making a dime, while others lost their rightful holdings at gunpoint. And a lucky or skillful few hit the jackpot. The romantic, lively and ultimately triumphant tale of mining in New Brunswick is revealed here for the first time, richly illustrated with more than 140 historical photographs gathered from archives and attics across the province." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small crease at fore-edge of front cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS.  BASED ON MORTE d' ARTHUR OF SIR THOMAS MALORY., Merchant, Elizabeth Lodor, introduction by.  (Sir Thomas Malory.)
15 Merchant, Elizabeth Lodor, introduction by. (Sir Thomas Malory.) KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS. BASED ON MORTE d' ARTHUR OF SIR THOMAS MALORY.
Philadelphia John C. Winston Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Frank Godwin. 
256 pp, 8 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine, colour pastedown/gilt banding on front board. Pictorial endpapers, Colour plates and b&w drawings (collated). Copyright date - 1927. Part of the Children's Bookshelf series. Contents: Introduction; The Two Dragons; The Holy Grail; The Dragon in the Sky; The Sword of the King; The Table Round; The Sword Excalibur; Guinevere; The Seat Perilous; A Hunt in Fairyland; The Rescue of Nimue; The Hidden Fountain; Sir Tristram's Tragedy; The Foundling Prince; Geraint and Enid; Lancelot of the Lake; The Knighting of Lancelot; The Maid Who Mocked; The Witchery of Nimue; The Vision of Sir Bors; King Arthur and the Castle Perilous; Sir Perceval and the Silent Maid; Galahad; Pelleas and Ettarre; The Maid of Astolat; The Passing of King Arthur. Very light browning to endpapers, some toning in margins of pages, darkening to top of text block, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, minor edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some loss to gold lettering and decoration at bottom of spine, very light rubbing on rear board. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, chip at top of spine, several small edge tears and one on front hinge - some archivally taped, rub marks on spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS., Moore, Clement C.
16 Moore, Clement C. THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1984 0394868633 / 9780394868639 4th Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Anita Lobel. 
Unpaginated, 10 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, charmingly illustrated in full colour throughout. "Though Clement C. Moore wrote the poem in New York City, most artists place it in an idyllic country setting. Now the Cadecott Medal winning artist, Anita Lobel, returns the poem to the city and brings to her illustrations the warmth and glowing detail that reflect her own affection for her city as it looked and felt in the late nineteenth century. With rows of rooftops and chimneys, the ornate interior of the sleeping house, and a miniature St. Nick coursing through the nighttime sky over a majestic bridge and a silent city, she has created a haunting Victorian vision of the Christmas classic." Faint marks from erased pencilled name on verso of front free endpaper, minor wrinkle at bottom of spine, very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - minor elsewhere with one or two tiny tears, small tear with crease at bottom of rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Morressy, John. Cover art by Dean Morrissey. KEDRIGERN SEQUENCE. 5 VOLUME SET. 1. A VOICE FOR PRINCESS. 2. THE QUESTING OF KEDRIGERN. 3. KEDRIGERN IN WANDERLAND. 4. KENDRIGEN AND THE CHARMING COUPLE. 5. A REMEMBRANCE FOR KEDRIGERN.
Ace, New York, (1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1990), Ist printings. 
213 pp, 202 pp, 247 pp, 215 pp, 233 pp, - mass market paperbacks - 5 volumes. "Wizardry sure isn't what it used to be. Spells don't seem as potent, and there's been a general decline in quality of wizards practicing the craft. But when the Wizards' Guild votes to open its meetings to alchemists - as far as Kedrigern is concerned, that's the last straw. Leaving the Guild meeting in a snit, Kedrigern - master magician and purveyor of counterspells - bids adieu to his conjuring comrades to pursue a life of quiet contemplation and study. However, he soon finds just how lonely such a life can be - even with a helpful house-troll named Spot for company. What's a 160-year-old bachelor to do? The social scene on Silent Thunder Mountain is the pits. And Kedrigern is decidedly too young to even contemplate marriage - by wizardly standards, of course. It's not until after much though that our humble hero resolves himself to marriage...and so begins his quest for a bride. But will Kedrigern rush into wedlock with the first enchanted princess who speaks up?" Interiors - pages browning lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - light edge wear, a few very small corner creases, tiny area of dis-coloration on top of textblock of book 3, spines flat with faint creases on books 4 & 5. VG 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
WITHIN THE FAIRY CASTLE: COLLEEN MOORE'S DOLL HOUSE AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, CHICAGO., Neff, Terry Ann R.  Photographs by Barbara Karant.
18 Neff, Terry Ann R. Photographs by Barbara Karant. WITHIN THE FAIRY CASTLE: COLLEEN MOORE'S DOLL HOUSE AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, CHICAGO.
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, (1997), first edition. 
127 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0821225197 Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. "This renowned doll house, conceived as a fairy castle, is one of the most beloved permanent displays at Chicago's Museum of Science and Indu stry. A gift to the museum from Colleen Moore, star of the silent-film era and the original 'flapper', the Fairy Castle has appealed to the imaginations of thousands of children since 1949. Moore's dream was to create a c a s t l e d e corated with fairy -tale themes, miniaturized to the scale of one inch to one foot. She spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and seven years making her dream come true - hiring Hollywood set designers and craftsmen to create the ca st le 's f ou r te en splendid rooms and exquisite furnishings, and gathering antique miniature treasures from all over the world. The minute and precious detail of this cherished residence of Moore's imaginary fairy prince and princess has b een ca ptu red in be au tif ul color photography, g iving the reader a close-up tour of the nine-foot-square and twelve-foot-high castle's rooms and their treasures. We enter the miniature palace of make-believe through the Magic Garden, with it s wo rkin g fo unta in a nd w eep ing wil low tree that cries ' real tears': travel through the Library of diminutive books, with contributions from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Willa Cather, and others: move on to the Great Hall, with its tiny paintings, d ainty chan delie rs ma de of diam onds and eme ralds, Cinderella's gl ass slippers, and more: and explore the castle's wonders from top to bottom...(includes) an illustrated biography of Colleen Moore's colorful life." Light waviness to edges o f text block, tiny dint o n bott om edg e of rear board , minor rubbing. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, faint rub line down front panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
THE FILMS OF HOPALONG CASSIDY., Nevins, Francis M., Jr.
19 Nevins, Francis M., Jr. THE FILMS OF HOPALONG CASSIDY.
World of Yesterday, Waynesville, North Carolina, 1988. 
328 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0936505095 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Includes Filmography and Hopalong Cassidy TV Series listings. Interior - book cracked in two places - pages holding firmly, previous owner's p lace, date and signature in ink on title page - slight ink offset on iside of front cover. Exterior - very light edge wear, soft creases/wrinkles on front cover, crease down spine, some light curling to corners of front cover, one very small corne r crease. Good 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
20 Owen, Russell. THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN.
London Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill 1941 Second Printing Hard Cover Good Fair Stephen J. Voorhies, maps. 
254 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers. B&w photographs, maps. "The search for a land greater than the United States and Mexico began centuries ago, but it was not until a little more than a hundred years ago that an American sealer, Nat Palmer, first glimpsed its mainland. After the fanatic fumblings of explorers like Quiros, the discoverer-priest, hard-headed men pushed farther and farther south to learn what lay in the land of mist and snow. Captain Cook sailed around the land without seeing it; Lieut. Charles Wilkes, an American, sailed along its coast for 1,500 miles. Capt. James Clark Ross, the famous Englishman, broke into the silent sea which bears his name and for the first time brought back some knowledge of this great continent, with its high barriers of ice, its lofty mountain ranges and a live volcano, its tremendous beauty. Since then men have been to the South Pole on foot and in airplanes, have lived on ships fast in the ice and on the ice itself. Here are found the names of Scott and Shackleton, of Charcot and Amundsen, of Byrd and Ellsworth. (This) is the story of the almost incredible hardships men overcame because they were driven to rip the veil from one of the most majestic and fabulous regions of the earth." Pencil erasure mark at top of free front endpaper, previous owner's bookplate on verso of free front endpaper, very soft crease down preliminary pages, previous owner's stamp at bottom of page 100 and on one rear page, erased pencilled number on free rear endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, old tape at top/bottom inside edge, light to moderate rubbing/soiling, afew very small chips and tears, light browning, date stamp on inside of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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