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1 Christopher, Matt. Illustrated by Leslie Morrill. DESPERATE SEARCH.
Little, Brown, Boston, (1973), Ist edition. 
116 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illus. "When the back door of the truck slams shut on Whitey, a snowy Persian cat, and Ginger, a high-spirited young dog, a hair-raising adventure begins for their two masters. Tommy and Jamie have grown up in the same town but have never gotten to know each other well. Now, in panic, they ride out together on the back of Tommy's horse and into a raging blizzard. What follows is an unforgettable winter night, and the blossoming of two new friendships: for Whitey and Ginger, who learn to rely on each other for protection and comfort through their ordeal; and for Tommy and Jamie, who share the pains and perils of their desperate search." Tiny soiling mark on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light rubbing, small tear/creases at top of spine - archivally taped, small closed tear across spine and rear flap-fold, a few tiny edge nicks elsewhere, very light browning to spine and flap-folds. VG/ G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
2 Goodall, John S. AN EDWARDIAN CHRISTMAS.
Macmillan, London, 1977, first edition. 
Unpaginated, oblong (5 1/2" H x 7 1/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0333220781 A picture book without text, by the artist known for his charming illustrations of some of Miss Read's novels of English village life. In this book, his marvelo usly detailed colour illustrations take us through an Edwardian Christmas, from the arrival by steam train of visitors to an English country house, through decorating the house and church and all the other preparations, to the excitement of openin g stockings on Christmas morning, Christmas dinner, games, the hunt meet, skating and visiting. Next come the preparations for a costume ball (and the servants' celebrations 'below stairs'), followed by sledding, sales, theatre and home entertain me n ts before the house party breaks up and we watch the train hurry away across a snowy countryside. Tiny scuff on front panel. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, very light edge browning. V ery Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CRAB WITH THE GOLDEN CLAWS.  THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN., Herge.
3 Herge. THE CRAB WITH THE GOLDEN CLAWS. THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN.
Ethuen, London, (1964) reprint 
62 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover - pictorial boards. Illustrated throughout in full color in strip and full page format. Tintin and Snowy's latest adventure takes them to the Sahara Desert. Very light browning to pages, minor soiling at top of page 3, small crease at top corner of page 47/48, small very light stain in margin of page 5, Christmas gift inscription at top of title page; large corner crease, fore-edge crease and two tiny edge tears on free front endpaper; heavy edge wear t o b o a r d s, moderate rubbing on rear cover, light soiling to covers, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny scuffs, small bump at corners of boards. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III.  OSPREY MODELLING MANUALS 15., Hernandez Cabos, Rodrigo and Prigent, John.  Series editor: Donald Sommerville.
4 Hernandez Cabos, Rodrigo and Prigent, John. Series editor: Donald Sommerville. PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III. OSPREY MODELLING MANUALS 15.
Osprey, Oxford, 2001, first printing. 
64 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1841762083 "The Panzerkampfwagen III was the instrument of Blitzkrieg on land, the major component of the Panzerwaffe in the early war years, and an important stepping stone between the earliest Panzers and the he avier vehicles of the later war years. Over 15,000 were built and it would see service in all theatres, serving with distinction in Africa and Russia. With detailed step-by-step model photography, (this book) provides all the details needed t o m o d el the main variants in both desert and snowy conditions." This series provides a: "Comprehensive 'how-to' guide to all aspects of military modelling, from the initial choice of tools and materials to the all-important finishing touches; W it h t he ir emphasis on step-by-step detail, each book represents an in-depth guide to modelling one particular subject; More than 150 illustrations including wartime shots, colour modelling photographs, colour side views, drawings, and colour ch art s, ac com pan y the text; Each book includes a guide to camouflage and tactical markings, a full round-up of models and accessories, and a reference section listing museums and websites." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownersh ip m arks . Exte rior - c lean. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LONG CLAWS:  AN ARCTIC ADVENTURE., Houston, James.
5 Houston, James. LONG CLAWS: AN ARCTIC ADVENTURE.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1981, first edition. 
32 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771042566 B&w illustrations by the author. "Since their father's death, it has been a starvation winter for Pitohok, his siste Upik, their mother, baby sister and grandfather. Frozen lake t rout that they find, with the help of a snow owl, provide their first food in three days. Though winter is nearly over, how can they survive when the fish is gone? Their only hope is a frozen caribou their grandfather had buried last fall , t h r e e d ays' walk away, because he was not strong enough to carry it. Pitohok and Upik must make the arduous journey to find the caribou. Using frozen caribou skin, with the remaining fish as cross supports, Grandfather fashions them a pri mi t iv e sl ed . Th en brother and sister set out on their perilous trek across the storm-swept tundra, sheltering at night in small igloos they build. The caribou is there, they load it on the sled and turn homeward - only to face a terrifying or dea l. A h uge ba rr en- ground grizzly bear, know as Long Claws, picks up their trail and follows them. Helped again by a great snow owl when they lose their way in an ice fog, the children are nearly home before the bear closes in. How can they fi ght him ? A nd y et t o gi ve up the caribou means certain death by starvation...." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MY 56 MONTHS IN THE R.C.A.F.:  A DIARY, JULY 1, 1941 TO FEBRUARY 20, 1946., Keen, George F., F/Lt., D.F.C.
6 Keen, George F., F/Lt., D.F.C. MY 56 MONTHS IN THE R.C.A.F.: A DIARY, JULY 1, 1941 TO FEBRUARY 20, 1946.
Langton, ON George F. Keen 2003 0973358009 / 9780973358001 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine Signed by Author
115 pp, 4to (11" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. Signed by author on title page. Contents: Induction and Guard Duty; Initial Training School Number Five in Belleville; Training at No. 5 Air Observer School, Winnipeg; Number 7 Bombing and Gunnery School, Paulson, Manitoba; No. One Advanced Navigation School, Rivers, Manitoba; Embarkation Leave to Penrhos, Wales; No. 23 Operational Training Unit at Pershore; Operations With 426 Thunderbird Squadron; Operations With 420 Snowy Owl Squadron; Instructing at Long Marston; Training for My Second Tour; Operations With 431 Iroquois Squadron; 428 Ghost Squadron and The Trip Home; Epilogue. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight twist to spine, otherwise clean and bright. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MY 56 MONTHS IN THE R.C.A.F.:  A DIARY, JULY 1, 1941 TO FEBRUARY 20, 1946., Keen, George F., F/Lt., D.F.C.
7 Keen, George F., F/Lt., D.F.C. MY 56 MONTHS IN THE R.C.A.F.: A DIARY, JULY 1, 1941 TO FEBRUARY 20, 1946.
Langton, ON George F. Keen 2003 0973358009 / 9780973358001 First Edition Soft Cover Fine Signed by Author
115 pp, 4to (11" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. Signed by author on title page. Contents: Induction and Guard Duty; Initial Training School Number Five in Belleville; Training at No. 5 Air Observer School, Winnipeg; Number 7 Bombing and Gunnery School, Paulson, Manitoba; No. One Advanced Navigation School, Rivers, Manitoba; Embarkation Leave to Penrhos, Wales; No. 23 Operational Training Unit at Pershore; Operations With 426 Thunderbird Squadron; Operations With 420 Snowy Owl Squadron; Instructing at Long Marston; Training for My Second Tour; Operations With 431 Iroquois Squadron; 428 Ghost Squadron and The Trip Home; Epilogue. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
IN THE DAYS WHEN THE WORLD WAS WIDE AND OTHER VERSES., Lawson, Henry.
8 Lawson, Henry. IN THE DAYS WHEN THE WORLD WAS WIDE AND OTHER VERSES.
Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1896, 3rd edition. 
234 pp + 16 pp publisher's catalogue dated October, 1896, small 8vo (7 11/16" H), hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine, top edge gilt) - no dust jacket. Lacking frontispiece. Notice of "Songs from "The Man from Snowy River." paste d on front free endpaper. A collection of poems on the life and characters of 19th century Australia. Gift inscription on front free endpaper, previous owner's stamp on half-title page, light browning to pages and endpapers, moderatre edg e w e a r - mainly at top/bottom of spine and at corners, book slightly cocked, wrinkling and a few tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, light water marks and light soiling on cloth covered boards, tiny dint on front board, small shallow dint on sp in e , br ow ni n g t o fore-edge and bottom of textblock. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
9 McKeever, Larry. Signed. Introduction by Gerald Durrell. Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince Philip. A DOWRY OF OWLS.
Toronto Lester & Orpen Dennys 1986 0886190983 / 9780886190989 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Signed by Author
208 pp, 8vo (9" H). SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. The fascinating story of the McKeevers who have become world authorities on owls, focusing on their rescue, rehabilitation and breeding. Area of heavy whiteout on front free endpaper, minor browning to edges of text block. minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, very kight edge browning, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
COMPLETE WORKS.  SINGER OF THE BUSH, 1885-1900, and SONG OF THE PEN, 1901-1941.  2 VOLUME SET.  (A.B. 'BANJO' PATERSON.), Paterson, A.B. 'Banjo'.  Collected and introduced by Rosamund Campbell and Philippa Harvie.
10 Paterson, A.B. 'Banjo'. Collected and introduced by Rosamund Campbell and Philippa Harvie. COMPLETE WORKS. SINGER OF THE BUSH, 1885-1900, and SONG OF THE PEN, 1901-1941. 2 VOLUME SET. (A.B. 'BANJO' PATERSON.)
Landsdowne, Sydney, 1983. 
723 pp, 790 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard covers in dust jackets - 2 volume set. Patterned endpapers, b&w photographs, drawings, reproductions. " 'Singer of the Bush' contains Paterson's literary works up to his return from the Boer War. This in cludes his famous poems 'The Man from Snowy River', 'Clancy of the Overflow' and 'Waltzing Matilda', the poignant 'On Kiley's Run' and the well-loved Saltbush Bill poems. Previously unpublished work includes 'Illalong Children', Paterson' s r e m i n i s c ences of his childhood on properties in western and southern New South Wales....'Song of the Pen' presents Paterson's literary works of the period 1901-1941. During these years he produced a significant amount of poetry and many pr o se w or ks . A mo ng st the poetry, readers will be pleased to find more of Saltbush Bill and the favorites, 'In the Stable', 'The Old Timer's Steeplechase' and 'Any Other Time'. Previously unpublished work includes 'The Cook's Dog', a novel se t in the Au str al ian bu sh; the treatise, 'Racehorses and Racing', a layman's guide to the turf; 'Constantine the Great', a delightful short story for children; and the talks on a wide selection of topics that Paterson gave for wireless and liv e aud ienc e du ring th e 19 30s. ...I n both volumes, the works are presented in chronological order, according to date of publication, except where publication was delayed. In these cases, they are included according to date of writing....P aters on 's w ritin gs ha ve be en m eticu lousl y res earched by the author's grand-daughters, and with the exception of his first two collections of verse, where he was personally involved in the editing, all works are printed in their original fo rm, an d d ate a nd pla ce of first publi cation are g iven f or each. Many of the original line illustrations of Paterson's poems and prose pieces are reproduced, as well as works from his own art collection, original manuscripts, and family memo rabilia .... " Ver y light edge wear, light wrinkli ng at t op/bott om of spine - tiny tear at bottom of spine on volume II, light shelf soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jackets have light rubbing, very light edge wear/wrinkling. VG+/VG 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
IN MY GRANDFATHER'S HOUSE., Poortvliet, Rien.  Calligraphy by Diane Lynch.
11 Poortvliet, Rien. Calligraphy by Diane Lynch. IN MY GRANDFATHER'S HOUSE.
Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1988, first American edition. 
240 pp, oblong (10 1/4" H x 12 1/8" D) hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0810911264 Beautifully illustrated in colour throughout. "(T)he fascinating saga, told with pen and brush, of a rural family in old Holland - the Poortvliets - going back ten generations to Cornelis Adriaensz, who died in 1649. Characteristically evocative, Poortvliet's work is remarkable in its ability to touch us. With equal skill he conveys the coziness of a comfortable house set in a bleak and brooding snowy landsc ape and the light-hearted revelry of a winter carnival. (This book) does not conjure up a romantic vision of the past - the Dutch countryside was not all tulips and windmills. There was hardship and hard work, like that of the young cowherd se e n h ere - an eight-year-old boy whose long and lonely day began at four o'clock in the morning and only ended when he returned home at six o'clock in the evening. We learn of the many Dutch families in the early days who endured the deaths of fi ve , t en , or more babies, and of their joy in those that survived. We even learn of such nocturnal annoyances as the families of noisy mice that shared the straw mattresses of the country folk. (The author's) colorful heritage, traced back to th e 1 60 0s , w hile it does not include rich and famous people, does include characters and stories to rival those of a soap opera in their intricacy and human interest. Those accounts are based on ancient documents such as birth and death certifica tes and ch urch records, some of which are reproduced. Exploring his own roots, Poortvliet captures the beauty in the faces and in the lives of the country people of Holland as he illuminates their odyssey into modern times." Light edge wear wit h a few tiny dint s on edges of boards, previous owner's signed bookplate on freont free endpaper, minor rubbing on boards. Dust jacket has small faint stain on inside of spine, slight yellowing to edges, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spin e an d fl ap-fo lds, s light wear at bottom of spine, a few faint rub lines. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE R.C.A.F. OVERSEAS.  3 VOLUME SET.  1. THE FIRST FOUR YEARS.  2. THE FIFTH YEAR.  3. THE SIXTH YEAR., Power, C.G.; Gibson, Colin; Claxton, Brooke - introduction/forewords by.
12 Power, C.G.; Gibson, Colin; Claxton, Brooke - introduction/forewords by. THE R.C.A.F. OVERSEAS. 3 VOLUME SET. 1. THE FIRST FOUR YEARS. 2. THE FIFTH YEAR. 3. THE SIXTH YEAR.
Toronto Oxford University Press Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket 
418 pp, 404 pp, 537 pp - 3 volume set - 9 1/4" H. Blue cloth - each volume has been rebound with a new spine (old spines have been relaid on top) and new endpapers. B&w photographs. Volume 1. The R.C.A.F. Overseas: The First Four Years - 1945 reprint. Volume 2. The R.C.A.F. Overseas: The Fifth Year - 1945 first edition. Volume 3. The R.C.A.F. Overseas: The Sixth Year - 1949 first edition. Very light browning to edge of text blocks, light edge wear - moderate at corners, very small slight bump to most corners, light rubbing to cloth. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 


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