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AESOP'S FABLES., (Aesop).  Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague.
1 (Aesop). Selected and illustrated by Michael Hague. AESOP'S FABLES.
New York Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1985 0030020387 / 9780030020384 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Michael Hague. 
27 pp, 10 1/4" H. Beaufifully illustrated throughout in full colour. Contents: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse; The Lion and the Mouse; The Fox and the Goat; The Cat and the Birds; The Crow and the Pitcher; The Mice in Council; The Marriage of the Sun; The Hare and the Tortoise; The Wolf and the Kid; The Fox and the Grapes; The Ass in the Lion's Skin; The Fox and the Crow; The Cock and the Jewel. Spine has a slight lean, one very minor corner bump. Dust jacket has slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
2 Baldwin, Mary H. and Hinds, Evelyn G. Foreword by Christine Hamilton Allen. THE MARIGOLD COOK BOOK. (COOKBOOK)
New York Doubleday, Doran 1938 First Edition Card covers in Comb binding Good+ 
126 pp, 9 1/4" H. Plastic comb binding with paper covered pictorial board covers. Recipes from the Marigold Restaurants. Contents: Foreword; Appetizers; Cocktails; Soups; Sea Food; Breads, Biscuits, and Muffins; Sandwiches; Meat and Eggs; Vegetables; Salads; Cakes; Frostings and Fillings; Cookies; Puddings; Frozen Desserts; Pies; Sauces; Pickles; Jellies and Preserves; Candy; Beverages. Recipes include: Oyster Gumbo; Lobster a la Marigold; Shrimp Wiggle; Creole Jambalaya; Baking Powder Biscuits; Gingerbread Waffles; Southern Spoon Bread; Baked Virginia Ham; Brunswick Stew; Oxtail Noodles; French-fried celery; Candied Yams; Dixie Cake; Virginia Pound Cake; Sea Foam Frosting; Carrot Pudding; New Orleans Baked Custard; Black Walnut Ice Cream; Sour Cream Pie; Marigold Watermelon Rind; Green Tomato Mincemeat and much, much more. 3 or 4 page tabs have very light abrasion, 2 with minor paper loss which does not affect text, minor browning to edges and gutters of pages, light browning on tabs an edges of text block, light rubbing and soiling on boards, light fading to color on front board at spine, light to moderate edge wear - mainly on bottom edge. 
Price: 50.00 USD
FROZEN BILLY., Fine, Anne.  Illustrated by Georgina McBain.
3 Fine, Anne. Illustrated by Georgina McBain. FROZEN BILLY.
Doubleday, London, 2004, first edition. 
177 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0385607695 B&w illustrations. "Clarrie and Will live with their Uncle Len - a brilliant ventriloquist in the nearby music hall. But though Len loves his act almost as much as he loves his b eer, Top Billing is out of his grasp until Will thinks up a way to double the drama with a new act and some extraordinary new patter that he and Frozen Billy (Uncle Len's dummy) can share on stage. It's a grand idea, hatched in hope and ex c i t e m e n t . But, to Clarrie's horror, soon it begins to turn terribly sour....A chilling tale from multi-award-winning author Anne Fine." Fine/Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
PULLARS OF PERTH., Harding, Albert W.
4 Harding, Albert W. PULLARS OF PERTH.
Perth and Kinross District Libraries, Perth, 1991. 
192 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w illus. "This story of the success and failure of a family engaged in the dyeing industry is the first to take an objective look at Pullars of the mid 19th-century 'Pullars of Perth' had become a by-wo rd for fast and efficient service, especially in dry-cleaning, not only in London, but in Paris and Berlin! This was no economic miracle. The Pullars' success was due entirely to hard work, successful planning and clever advertising. A l w a y s r e a d y to introduce the latest types of machinery they had a reputation as good employers. Their success was reflected in their life-style and influence in Perth. Then, suddenly, things started to go sour. Challenged by a powerfu l Tr ad e Un io n a nd a n in creasingly militant female work-force, the Pullars, despite their long experience and compassion, could not cope. Strikes and riots led to a violent ending between the family and Perth." Dust jacket has minor wrinkl in g a t t op /bo tto m of fla p f ol ds. NF/VG+ 
Price: 22.00 USD
RIESLING.  GUIDES TO GRAPE VARIETIES SERIES., Pigott, Stuart.  Series editor, Harry Eyres.
5 Pigott, Stuart. Series editor, Harry Eyres. RIESLING. GUIDES TO GRAPE VARIETIES SERIES.
London Viking 1991 0670824887 / 9780670824885 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
219 pp, 8vo, (8 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w maps. "Ranging in taste from the light and dry to the rich, sweet-sour dessert wines, Rieslings are, at their best, wines of great finesse and subtlety, with considerable aging potential. this volume is an ideal introduction and compantion to a grape variety that produces some of the most delicious wines in the world. (It is part of a) unique series (that) looks at each of the major grape varieties and assesses wines made all over the world from that variety. The focus is primarily on flavour and quality. Each volume includes background information on the grape variety and advice on the best way to buy, store and serve the wines. An extensive gazetteer lists the main wines made from the variety in Europe, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand. A special feature is the individual ratings given for quality, price and best recent vintages." Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very light rubbing , one tiny edge tear, very small stain at bottom inside edge of spine, small laminate crease on front panel, small laminate defect on front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Century, London, 1991. 
209 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0712639756 B&w illustrations. "At 3pm on the afternoon of 12 February 1942, the French Submarine 'Surcouf', then the largest submarine in service with any navy, sailed from Bermuda bou nd for Tahiti via the Panama Canal. On board were 129 French officers and men, and three members of a Royal Navy liaison team. From the moment she left Bermuda, 'Surcouf' was never seen again. Not a single scrap of wreckage, body, or anyth i n g r e m otely connected with this giant vessel was ever found. (She) simply disappeared. On the night of 2 July, 1941 'Surcouf', docked in Devenport, was forcibly taken over by the Royal Navy in an operation that resulted in three deaths and ma ny i n ju ri es . A motley collection of Breton fishermen were press-ganged into geting 'Surcouf' seaworthy again. Too slow and cumbersome to serve in home waters, (she) was sent off to Canada to escort convoys across the Atlantic, but almost im med iat el y r epo rts circulated that 'Surcouf' had sunk some of the ships in the first convoy she was guarding. When the British liaison officer warned his superiors 'Surcouf' was a menace and should not be kept in service, he was accused of cow ardi ce a nd repl aced by Sub Lieutenant Roger Burney, a young, naive officer who had enjoyed a long homosexual relationship with the singer Peter Pears and the composer Benjamin Britten, and was later to have 'War Requiem' dedicated to his me mory. Aft er ta kin g par t in the unauthorised seizure of the Vichy-held islands of St Pierre and Miquelon in December 1941, which greatly angered Roosevelt and embarrassed Churchill, 'Surcouf' was ordered to sail for Tahiti. Burney warned the A dmiral ty tha t (her ) cr ew wer e unr elia ble, and that they were openly talking about mutinying and defecting either to France or Martinique. However, the Admiralty insisted 'Surcouf' sail - it was never seen again. The vanishing of 'Surcouf' b ecame o ne of t he most cont roversi al aff airs to sour relations between the Allies with accusations that it had been deliberately sunk by the British or American navy." Light browning to pages, browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling a t bottom of spin e. Dust jacke t has mi nor edg e wri nkling at op/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
DELIA'S HAPPY CHRISTMAS., Smith, Delia.  Photography by Petrina Tinslay.
7 Smith, Delia. Photography by Petrina Tinslay. DELIA'S HAPPY CHRISTMAS.
London Ebury 2009 9780091933 Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good+ 
311 pp, 11 1/8" H. "Still daunted by the prospect of cooking for Christmas? Is this your first Christmas catering for family and friends? Looking for brand-new ideas to celebrate over the festive season, or do you fancy getting to grips with a totally traditional Christmas? Above all, do you want to be able to join in the fun? The solutions to all these questions are right here. Here is the definitive guide to cooking for Christmas, one that takes the stress out of having to organise everything. You'll find detailed advice on shopping and suppliers, planning, cooking ahead and for the freezer, menus to cover the whole holiday, and an hour-by-hour countdown to the last crucial 36 hours. And, if all else fails, there is always Delia's last-minute Christmas! With 150 gloriously photographed recipes there is something here to suit everyone: 50 much-loved classics including Delia's Christmas Cake, Christmas Pudding and Roast Turkey which have faithfully served generations of Christmas cooks, along with 100 inspiring new recipes from Pot-roasted Guinea Fowl with Calvados and Salmon in Champagne Sauce to Drambuie Trifle and Chocolate and Sour Cherry Crumble. (It) includes party drinks and buffet suggestions, meals for vegetarians, a celebration of Hogmanay, ideas on what to do with leftovers - in short everything to make it a Happy Christmas for the cook too." Waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
8 Wiens, Elfie; Wiebe, Linda; Isaak, Bonnie; Regehr, Elsie; Heidebrecht, Melinda, & Peters, Marlene, et al. OUR DAILY BREAD.
Winnipeg Valley Gardens Community Church, Women's Ministries 1989 Card covers in cerlox binding. Very Good+ 
156 pp, 9" H. Colour photographs, b&w drawings. "Our intent was to make this an 'album' of our Valley Gardens Community Church family, with representation from every family unit. Our church includes many young families and our cookbook is a reflection of that, with many family favorites, as well as a special section for children's party ideas." Section headings: Appetizers & Beverages; Salads & Dressings, Soups & Sauces; Vegetables; Main Dishes; Breads; Desserts; Extra Special; Index. Interior - clean with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a few tiny corner creases on covers. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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