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THE EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATION OF JOHNNY LONGFOOT IN HIS SEARCH FOR THE MAGIC HAT., Besterman, Catherine.   Illustrated by Warren Chappell.
1 Besterman, Catherine. Illustrated by Warren Chappell. THE EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATION OF JOHNNY LONGFOOT IN HIS SEARCH FOR THE MAGIC HAT.
Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis, 1949, first edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Johnny (Longfoot, son of Peter the Shoe King) must learn many things other boys didn't know. (His family) must find him a most unusual tutor who could teach him arithmetic, algebra, Egyptian, Greek and modern history, and several foreign languages, including Chinese. But where could they ever find a teacher who knew so many things? Finally it was decided that the only one with so much knowledge was - a cat!....(Thoug h Barnac, Squire of Catnap,) was willing to teach the boy, he insisted that Johnny must also learn to think for himself. And so one morning, when a drop of water splashed on Johnny's book, he soon reasoned where it came from - the ceiling . A n d t h e splash of water was a tear. This tear, though Johnny did not at first realize it, was the beginning of another exciting quest. For Phoebe the Spider was crying because he had lost a treasure, the Magic Hat. And Johnny, at Barnac' s s ug ge st i on , de cided to find it. The search would put all his new knowledge and keener wits to a splendid test...." Minor bump at three corners, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wea r/ wr i nkl ing , s ev era l sma ll tears - one with some surface paper loss, light to moderate rubbing and soiling, very small closed tear on each hinge, light browning to spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ECOLOGY FOR GARDENERS., Carroll, Steven B. & Salt, Steven D.
2 Carroll, Steven B. & Salt, Steven D. ECOLOGY FOR GARDENERS.
Portland Timber Press 2005 0881926116 / 9780881926118 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Errol D. Hooper Jr. 
328 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Colour photographs, b&w drawings. "(T)he authors look at the structure, development, genetics, and reproduction of plants, the most prominent actors in garden ecosystems. They describe other garden organisms, focusing on those with the most influential roles - insects, nematodes, and microorganisms - as well as garden denizens ranging from microscopic prions to elephants. (They) explore nutrient cycles, sunlight, air, water, and the soil - the physical environment within which garden organisms live and function - and they consider the ways plants function in their environment and form communities. They then examine the intricate interactions among garden-dwelling organisms, ranging from the harmful to the beneficial. Once this groundwork is laid, they introduce humans into the garden ecosystem and consider how gardeners can use ecological principles to wisely manage their garden ecosystems. Throughout the book, the authors cite hundreds of examples drawn from personal experience and from the gardening and ecological literature. It becomes clear that gardens - whether a group of potted plants on a patio, a few beds carved out of a lawn, or extensive plantings over several acres - are indeed connected to the natural world in endless and important ways." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny dents on spine and hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST., Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis.  Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling.
3 Charbonneau-Lassay, Louis. Translated/abridged by D.M. Dooling. THE BESTIARY OF CHRIST.
New York Arkana / Penguin 1992 0140194495 / 9780140194494 Soft Cover Very Good+ Woodcuts by the Author. 
467 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "A legendary work of religious scholarship and art history, available in English for the first time. This extraordinary - and extraordinarily beautiful - volume introduces readers to a compendium of animal symbolism that ranks with the greatest of classical and medieval bestiaries. (It) was the life's work of the French Catholic scholar Louis Charbonneau-Lessay, who combed the religious traditions of ancient Egypt, classical Greece and Rome, early and medieval Christianity, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, and alchemy to research it. First published in France at the outbreak of World War II and nearly destroyed in the war's devastations, this masterpiece of scholarship has been translated and abridged (from its original thousand-page length) by D.M. Dooling, the founder and editorial director of 'Parabola: The Magazine of Myth and Tradition', and includes 400 woodcuts by the author." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - remainder mark on top of text block. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SOMEONE SAW A SPIDER:  SPIDER FACTS AND FOLKTALES., Climo, Shirley.
4 Climo, Shirley. SOMEONE SAW A SPIDER: SPIDER FACTS AND FOLKTALES.
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1985 0690044356 / 9780690044355 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Dirk Zimmer. 
133 pp, 9 1/4" H. Charming b&w illustrations throughout. "Spiders were spinning silk and weaving webs before mammals, before birds, even before insects appeared on earth. Early man scratched pictures of spiders on the walls of his cave, and from the ancient myth of Arachne to the present, spiders have been the subject of many a folktale and the object of many a superstition. In these pages are to be found tales from around the world - Japan, Africa, Portugal, Scotland, Russia, America - of spiders crafty and magical, foolish and kind. You will also find fascinating facts about how spiders live, as well as some of the beliefs that spiders have inspired." Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, a few wrinkles in laminate on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A TREASURY OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE:  THE ORAL LITERTURE, TRADITIONS, RECOLLECTIONS, LEGENDS, TALES, SONGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, SAYINGS, AND HUMOR OF PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAS., Courlander, Harold.
5 Courlander, Harold. A TREASURY OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE: THE ORAL LITERTURE, TRADITIONS, RECOLLECTIONS, LEGENDS, TALES, SONGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, SAYINGS, AND HUMOR OF PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAS.
New York SMITHMARK 1996 0765197332 / 9780765197337 Hard Cover Very Good Near Fine Enrico Arno. 
618 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w decorations by Enrico Arno, b&w photographs, musical notations. "(A) notable milestone in the collection and presentation of oral literature and traditions from black communities in the Western Hemisphere. It demonstrates the powerful cultural influence of Africa on this side of the Atlantic. (I)ncludes a wide array of orally transmitted traditions of the numerous, sometimes disparate, African-American cultures of the New World. Among these traditions are tales of scoundrels, heroes, rollicking adventures, friendship, and much more: songs, myths, myth-legends, epic-like narrations, and recollections of historical happenings. There are descriptions of cult life, around which many traditions and beliefs flow; of music and dance, which have an integral connection with traditional ways; and of the social scene in places where Africans and Europeans, or white and black ideas intermingled and became Afro-American. (This book) perceives the interconnections of cultural inheritances throughout the Afro-American region and the local divergences as well. Early sections of the book survey the traditions and oral literature of Spanish, French, and English-speaking islands of the Caribbean, and of areas of Central and South America inhabited by people of African descent. There follows an extensive section devoted to the tales, beliefs, recollections, songs, religious epics, and a wide variety of oral creations of blacks in the United States. The Appendixes include a number of African stories and descriptions that point up the impact of African traditions on the cultures of Afro-America. Very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LITTLE NURSERIES IN THE FIELDS., Crawford, M.H.  Colored drawings by Janet Hewson.
6 Crawford, M.H. Colored drawings by Janet Hewson. LITTLE NURSERIES IN THE FIELDS.
Religious Tract Society, London, n.d. 
270 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (blue-green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Over 100 b&w photographs plus color plates. A look at nature's 'nurseries' - the nests, burrows, holes, etc. in which the next gen eration of Britain's wildlife develops. Contents: Preface; The Domestic Arrangements of Spiders; Homes Underground; Familes on the Beach; Homes of Butterflies, Moths, and Caterpillars; Fields and Hedgerows; Comfort and Safety; Eggs of Man y K i n d s ; T he Ways of Young Birds; Homes Inside Trees; Down by the Stream; Early Morning in May; At the Edge of the Wood; Some Hanging Nurseries; Differences and Distinctions. Book very slightly cracked at a few places, one or two pages with m i no r so il in g, ve ry light brwoing/soiling to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. VG 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
FELICIA AND THE SANDMAN., Fezandie, Hector.  Illustrated by Victor Perard.
7 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
 
 
THE HERO WITH AN AFRICAN FACE:  MYTHIC WISDOM OF TRADITIONAL AFRICA., Ford, Clyde W.
8 Ford, Clyde W. THE HERO WITH AN AFRICAN FACE: MYTHIC WISDOM OF TRADITIONAL AFRICA.
New York Bantam 1999 0553105442 / 9780553105445 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
227 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w drawings, map. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; A Map of the People and Myths of Africa; Guidelines for the Pronunciation of African Words; List of Watermarks; List of Illustrations and Table; Voices of the Ancestors; The Hero with an African Face; Myths of Death and Resurrection; The Soul's High Adventure; The Heart of the Sacred Warrior; The Way of the Master Animals; The Goddess of Africa; Orishas: Mysteries of a Divine Self; Myths at the Beginning and End of Creation; Closing the Sacred Circle; Endnotes and Permissions; Bibliography; Art Credits; Index; About the Author. "African myths convey the perennial wisdom of humanity: the creation of the world, the hero's journey, our relationship with nature, death, and resurrection. From the Ashanti comes the moving account of the grief-stricken Kwasi Benefo's journey to the underworld to seek his beloved wives. From Uganda we learn of the legendary Kintu, who won the love of a goddess and created a nation from a handful of isolated clans. The Congo's epic hero Mwindo is the sacred warrior who shows us the path each person must travel to discover his true destiny. Many myths reveal the intimacy of human and animal spirits, and Ford also explores the archetypal forces of the 'orishas' - the West African deities that were carried to the Americas in the Africa diaspora." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, 3" light knife score mark on spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
BOBBIN LACE: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUES., Fuhrmann, Brigita.
9 Fuhrmann, Brigita. BOBBIN LACE: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUES.
Dover, New York, 1985. 
160 pp, 8 15/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0486249026 "Dating from the 15th century, bobbin lace is prized everywhere for its intricacy, delicacy and decorative richness - and couldn't be easier to do! In this modern, step-by-step approach to the craft , noted lacemaker Brigita Fuhrmann shows you how to create every kind of bobbin lace - from the simplest stitch to the most challenging pattern. In addition, she traces the history of bobbin lacemaking in Western and Eastern Europe (including Russ i a) and relates these two distinct types to contemporary trends. (P)rovides expert advice on the tools you'll need - pillows, bobbins, pins, and threads - and easy-to-follow instructions for a variety of exquisite stitches. Clear, accurate diagra ms accompany stitch directions, beginning with the braid and Brussels ground and ending with the maiden's net and spiders. Learn how to make stunning straight lace and tape lace; construct fans, corners, edgings; draft patterns; finish your creati ons , and care for your lace." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine lightly twisted, light edge wear, spine crease. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY.  (DREAM CATCHERS), Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher
10 Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY. (DREAM CATCHERS)
Etobicoke Prospero 1999 1552678458 / 9781552678459 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
128 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, drawings. "In Ojibway tradition, mothers and grandmothers netted tiny circular cobweb-like charms from willow and sinew. These delicate charms were not meant to last but were intended to protect newborn children from 'everything evil, just as a spider's web catches and holds everything that comes in contact with it'. The beauty of dreamcatchers is reflected in their symmetry and natural accents. For generations, they have been crafted by making a hoop out of fresh wood, and then weaving a web inside the circle of deer sinew or colored thread. The unbroken strand of web/sinew is symbolic of eternity. Good dreams are also helped into the sleeper's dream world by feathers and colored beads that are attached at the bottom of the web. Careful attention is paid to leaving a hole in the middle of the web; if this is neglected, healthy dreams cannot find their way through to the dreamer." Contents: The Ojibway People; The Legend of the Dreamcatcher; Dreamcatchers and Children; The Dream Quest; Contemporary Issues - The Spiritual Legacy of Dreamcatchers; How to Make a Dreamcatcher; Notes and Bibliography; Index. Tiny dint on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, one very small edge tear archivally taped, a few tiny dints on hinges. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY.  (DREAM CATCHERS), Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher
11 Gottlieb, Julie V., Researcher DREAMCATCHERS: MYTHS AND HISTORY. (DREAM CATCHERS)
Etobicoke Prospero 1999 1552678458 / 9781552678459 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
128 pp, 10 1/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, drawings. "In Ojibway tradition, mothers and grandmothers netted tiny circular cobweb-like charms from willow and sinew. These delicate charms were not meant to last but were intended to protect newborn children from 'everything evil, just as a spider's web catches and holds everything that comes in contact with it'. The beauty of dreamcatchers is reflected in their symmetry and natural accents. For generations, they have been crafted by making a hoop out of fresh wood, and then weaving a web inside the circle of deer sinew or colored thread. The unbroken strand of web/sinew is symbolic of eternity. Good dreams are also helped into the sleeper's dream world by feathers and colored beads that are attached at the bottom of the web. Careful attention is paid to leaving a hole in the middle of the web; if this is neglected, healthy dreams cannot find their way through to the dreamer." Contents: The Ojibway People; The Legend of the Dreamcatcher; Dreamcatchers and Children; The Dream Quest; Contemporary Issues - The Spiritual Legacy of Dreamcatchers; How to Make a Dreamcatcher; Notes and Bibliography; Index. Tiny bump at top corner of front board. Dust jacket has tiny bump at top of front flap-fold, one tiny edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WHEN YOU AND I REMEMBER., Haynes, Laura Nixon.
12 Haynes, Laura Nixon. WHEN YOU AND I REMEMBER.
Self-published, n.p., n.d. 
20 pp, 12mo (7" H), pictorial soft cover bound by chord with attached transparent dust wrapper with pattern of spiders, flies and spider webs. Poems by an Ontario poet of the first half of the twentieth century. Contents: When You and I Remember; Jeunesse; Love; The Marriage Day; The New Baby; To Carmelita; Shirley Louise; Valentine; Dear Little Lad; The High Heart; I Have Looked On a Queen; Four Seasons; Lad of My Heart; On the Death of an Old, Old Lady. Interior - one word penci l c o r r e c t ion on page 11, minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wrinkling, light browning to covers and dustjacket, tiny closed tear with crease at bottom of front cover, a few v e ry s ma ll e dg e chips.tears on dust jacket. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
UP PARNASSUS.  POEMS AND ILLUSTRATIONS., Hemsley, Stuart.  Inscribed by author.
13 Hemsley, Stuart. Inscribed by author. UP PARNASSUS. POEMS AND ILLUSTRATIONS.
Borealis Press, Ottawa, 1974. 
64 pp, 7 1/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0919594263 B&w illustrations by the author. INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE, "FOR MURRAY AND JOAN - A FIRST EDITION! STUART." A collection of poems, some previously published in the 'Atlantic', 'The New Yorker', 'Satur day Night', and the 'Ottawa Journal' gathered together here for the first time. Many of the themes relate to news items of the time. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light rub b i n g , f a i n t hand-writing impressions on front cover, minor browning, small soft crease on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
UPSTATE DOWNSTATE:  FOLK STORIES OF THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC STATES., Jagendorf, M.  Introduction by Henry W. Shoemaker.
14 Jagendorf, M. Introduction by Henry W. Shoemaker. UPSTATE DOWNSTATE: FOLK STORIES OF THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC STATES.
New York Vanguard Press 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- Howard Simon. 
299 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H). B&w drawings. "Here are stories overflowing with excitement and crammed with laughs - stories about enchanted fish, friendly giants, daring hunters, trained mosquitoes, evil pirates; stories about ordinary sailors and farmers and millers, and stories about characters from history; stories about people and stories about phantoms and ghosts. These stories come from the great states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland, but they will be cherished - just as was 'New England Bean-Pot', Dr. Jagendorf's first collection of folk stories - by boys and girls from every state - yes, and by their parents, too. You get some idea of what a wonderful adventure this book provides from the titles of some of its fifty-seven stories: Mighty Mose, the Bowery B'hoy; The Tale of Anthony's Nose; The Phantom Painter in the Steeple; A New Way of Tamin' Wolves; Hi-Ho, the Mosquitoes of New Jersey!; Jonas and the Sturgeon; The Best Devil in the Land; The Fiddler of Fiddler's Bridge; Fiery-Tempered Jake; Fearless John and the Giant Monster; The Hex and the Oxen; A Trickster Tricks the Devil; Chug-Chug Along the O-h-i-o; The Haunted Mine; Cookus, Bopple, and Yeakle; The Spider on the Wall;, etc., etc." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, light browning to fore-edge of text block, minor browning on inside hinge gutters. Dust jacket is price clipped, has heavy fading to spine (lettering still very legible), light rubbing, very light soiling, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling with some tiny chips and small tears, a few tiny foxing marks on inside surface, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
15 Leigh, M. Cordelia E. NATURE'S PLAYGROUND.
Collins, London, n.d. 
This volume contains 4 "books", each individually paged: 95 pp, 79 pp, 81 pp, 79 pp. - small 8vo (7 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "The fascinating secrets of nature revealed by one who understands our flowers, birds, animals and all the wil d and beautiful things which grow or make their homes in our lovely countryside. Told in a way that makes the reader see the wonders of nature. The collection of over 250 beautiful (b&w) nature photographs taken in their natural surroundi n g s w i l l prove of incalculable value." Slight bump to top/bottom of spine and to top edge of both boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, small closed tear (archivally taped) with creases at top of front hinge, a few tiny chips, mi no r b ro wn in g, very light rubbing/soiling, small ghost sticker mark on front flap. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
TALES OF THE AMBER RING., May, Milos.  Translated by Vladimir Varecha.
16 May, Milos. Translated by Vladimir Varecha. TALES OF THE AMBER RING.
London B. Mitchell / Orbis 1985 0856135313 / 9780856135316 First English Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Petr Sis. 
191 pp, 11 1/4" H. Translated from the Czech. Colour and b&w illustrations throughout. "These marvellous tales come from the faraway Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, as well as from Finland. They are full of earthy humour as well as heroism and romance. They range from court to farmyard, from heaven to hell. the characters are unusually true to life, even unexpectedly so. God Himself is portrayed as being sometimes grumpy, sometimes angry, and very human. The Devil and his cohorts appear frequently, sometimes tricking men, more often being tricked by them. One intriguing aspect of these stories is the way so many of them lead on to another: just as you think you have reached the end, something new happens, and the protagonist is off again. These are among the most intriguing tales ever set down for children, because they do not end with simple morals or easy solutions. Each story creates a world of its own, one which you are unlikely to have encountered before, or ever to find again." One tiny corner bump, small light scuff across fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, small soiling mark on rear panel, soft crease down rear flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FABLES OF LEONARDO DA VINCI., Nardini, Bruno.  Introduction by Margaret Meek.
17 Nardini, Bruno. Introduction by Margaret Meek. FABLES OF LEONARDO DA VINCI.
Glasgow Collins 1974 0001381350 / 9780001381353 Second Impression. Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- Adriana Saviozzi Mazza. 
125 pp, 4to, (11 1/4" H). Beautiful colour illustrations. Endpapers depict Leonardo's mirror writing. "Leonardo da Vinci was the greatest artist of his time - a man of formidable talent. He is not generally remembered as a storyteller. Yet this unique collection of (73) fables illustrates his uncomplicated and sympathetic approach to people and life. Leonardo ranks with Aesop. His fables will immediately strike a chord in every reader as he points out, in a simple and charming way, the danger of envy, greed and selfishness, the rewards of compassion, kindness and generosity. Each fable stands alone as a delightful tale - the message is clear." Gift inscription in ink and erased pencilled name on free front endpaper, tiny crease at bottom edge of the two content pages, small piece chewed off at bottom fore-edge of page leaves 25 to 34, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump at bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light edge browning, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
18 Nero, Robert. SPRING AGAIN AND OTHER POEMS.
Natural Heritage, Toronto, 1997. 
82 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 189621925X "In this new collection of poems, noted naturalist-writer, Robert Nero, offers insightful reflections on a variety of birds, from peregrine falcons, great grey owls and common ravens to purple martins and o rioles. We are also offered surprising glimpses of such diverse wildlife as frogs, chipmunks, shrews, ants, dragonflies and spiders. It is nature in all seasons that holds Dr. Nero's attention as he develops intriguing views of ordinary scen e s a n d events. But the poems in this collection also speak of love, passion and introspection, thus revealing a deeper and increasingly personal side of one of Canada's most respected naturalists. A combination of scientific training and expe ri en c e, a lo ng with ecological awareness and writer's craft, is brought to bear in this fine assortment of poems." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
IN THE WAKE OF THE EIGHTEEN-TWELVERS:  FIGHTS & FLIGHTS OF FRIGATES & FORE-'N'-AFTERS IN THE WAR OF 1812-1815 ON THE GREAT LAKES., Snider, C.H.J.
19 Snider, C.H.J. IN THE WAKE OF THE EIGHTEEN-TWELVERS: FIGHTS & FLIGHTS OF FRIGATES & FORE-'N'-AFTERS IN THE WAR OF 1812-1815 ON THE GREAT LAKES.
London John Lane the Bodley Head 1913 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
292 pp + 24 pp publisher's list, 7 3/4" H. Bright red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/decoration and blind borders on front board. Comes with what appears to be an early facsimile dust jacket in b&w with no publisher noted. Although chipped, creased and much taped on the inside, it has wraparound captioned illustrations (including flaps) of many of the ships mentioned and titling on the spine and front panel. It has protected the book's cloth, keeping the red unusually bright. Top edge red, b&w illustrations (collated). Chapter headings: Bow Wave; An Anchor in a Grave Yard; When Chauncey Came to Kingston; The Burlington Races; The Niagara Sweepstakes; The Escape of the "Slippery Six"; The Boy Commander and the Widow; A Resurrection on the Shores of Graveyard Pond; How We Took Oswego; The Captain's Gig Goes Glove-Hunting; Yarns o' York; Apples of Ashes; Champions of Champlain; The Spoiling of the Spoilers; The Silent St. Lawrence. Some light toning to endpapers, tiny stain in top margin of pages 170 & 171, very small bump to fore-edge and a small crease at bottom corner of pages 205 to 270, light toning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine - less at top edge. Dust jacket is protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
ROVERANDOM., Tolkien, J.R.R.  Christina Scull & Wayne G. Hammond, editors.
20 Tolkien, J.R.R. Christina Scull & Wayne G. Hammond, editors. ROVERANDOM.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1998 0395898714 / 9780395898710 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good J.R.R. Tolkien. 
106 pp, 8 3/4" H. Five illustrations by Tolkien (3 colour, 2 b&w). "To console and distract (his young son who had lost his favorite toy dog), J.R.R. Tolkien improvised a story - the story of Rover, a real dog magically transformed into a toy, who, after many fantastic adventures in search of the wizard who wronged him, at last wins back his doggy life. This charming tale, peopled by a terrible dragon and a wise old whale, by the king of the sea and the Man-in-the-Moon, was a Tolkien family favorite and went through several typewritten drafts over the years. Now, more than seventy years after it was written, the story of Rover - or, as the Man-in-the-Moon fondly called him, Roverandom - is published at last. Rich in wit and wordplay, crowded with thrilling and humorous incident, (it) will delight not only Tolkien's countless admirers but anyone who loves a rollicking yarn well told." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling and a tiny chip at bottom of rear flap-fold - minor edge wrinkling elsewhere, soft crease at top of front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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