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1 Hunt, Peter, editor. Associate editors: Dennis Butts, Ethel Heins, Margaret Kinnell, Tony Watkins. With Gillian Avery, Anne Scott MacLeod, Julia Briggs, Zena Sutherland, Peter Hollindale, Michael Stone, Roderick McGillis & Beth Gilderdale. CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1995 0192123203 / 9780192123206 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
378 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Pictorial endpapers, many b&w and color photographs and reproductions. "(T)races the history of children's books in Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand from the very first printed books through to the present day. (This book) takes 'children's literature' to mean books designed for children as well as books for childhood, and so embraces everything from religious tracts to multi-media comics, from the 'classic' to the unashamedly popular. Written by leading experts, this survey shows that children's literature reflects how childhood has been defined, controlled, and appreciated at different times. It reveals how adults have explored questions of power, entertainment, sexuality, and equality through their writing for children, and demonstrates how the borders between what is adult and what children's fiction are routinely blurred. A series of chronological chapters charts the 'history' which begins in the sixteenth century with grammars and ABCs. We move from books of instruction through to fables and fantasies in the eighteenth century, from reward books and romance to school stories in the nineteenth, and on to comics, colour picture-books, and science fiction in (the twentieth century). Throughout the text, books, authors, illustrators, publishers, and children readers are discussed within their wider social, political, and economic environment. Richly illustrated in black and white and colour, and with a section on further reading, a full index, and a chronology which places books for children in their literary and political context, this is a fascinating study which will delight all readers, young and old." Dust jacket has minor edge wear and light edge wrinkling; tiny dent on front hinge; slight fading to color on front panel, spine, top edge and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BY THE LIGHT OF THE GLOW-WORM LAMP:  THREE CENTURIES OF RELFECTIONS ON NATURE., Manguel, Alberto, ed. (Charles Darwin, R.B. Cunninghame Graham, Thomas Belt, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, Priscilla Wakefield, John James Audubon, Philip Henry Gosse, Grant Allen, Charles Hall, Charles Abbot, Herman Melville, Annie Dillard, et a
2 Manguel, Alberto, ed. (Charles Darwin, R.B. Cunninghame Graham, Thomas Belt, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, Priscilla Wakefield, John James Audubon, Philip Henry Gosse, Grant Allen, Charles Hall, Charles Abbot, Herman Melville, Annie Dillard, et a BY THE LIGHT OF THE GLOW-WORM LAMP: THREE CENTURIES OF RELFECTIONS ON NATURE.
Plenum Trade, New York, 1998, first edition. 
373 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0306459914 "(This book) represents the best of the nature-writing genre in over three dozen works from the past three centuries. Echoing the pastoral lyrics of Theocritus and Virgil, n ature writing crosses the Middle Ages and Renaissance under changing guises, and comes into its own, first during the Romantic era and then in the nineteenth century when Charles Darwin burst onto the scene. Today, the genre has been reviv e d b y a w ide and diverse group of imaginative writers - scientists, naturalists, and adventurers among them. Alberto Manguel, a great reader and literary connoisseur, serves as our guide. First outlining a 'literary' history of nature writin g, h e h as or g an ized this anthology into four sections: Landscape, Birds, Beasts, and Insects and Fish. He has included authors who did not train as scientists (D.H. Lawrence and Vladimir Nabokov). There are zoologists (John James Audubon) , c ons er vat ion i sts ( Rac hel Carson), the great classic figures (Charles Darwin and J.H. Fabre), and well-known contemporary writers (Diane Ackerman, Annie Dillard, and Barry Lopez). A cornucopia of the marvelous and the earthbound, (it) wil l ta ke i ts plac e al on gsid e t he m ore popular prose anthologies of our time." Minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE BEGINNINGS OF THE BOOK TRADE IN CANADA, Parker, George L.
3 Parker, George L. THE BEGINNINGS OF THE BOOK TRADE IN CANADA
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1985 0802025471 / 9780802025470 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) 
346 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Red cloth binding with black lettering on spine, black and gold lettering on front board with black illustration. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Organization of the Pioneer Book Trade; The Quest for a Colonial Literature; Bookselling from 1820 to 1867; The Mid-Century Revolution in Printing Technology; Building a National Publishing Industry; Towards a Compromise; Conclusions; Notes; Appendices: The Growth of the Printing and Allied Trades 1867-1900; Exports: Statistics Based on the Annual Trade and Navigation Returns 1867-1900; Imports: Ditto; A Selected List of Copyright Acts. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge, minor corner wear, soft crease at bottom corner/fore-edge of approx. first 35 pages. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN:  AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE.  THIRD REVISED EDITION., Townsend, John Rowe.
4 Townsend, John Rowe. WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN: AN OUTLINE OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE CHILDREN'S LITERATURE. THIRD REVISED EDITION.
New York J.B. Lippincott 1987 0397322992 / 9780397322992 3rd Revised Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
364 pp, 8 11/16" H. B&w illustrations. "(A)n account of the development of children's books in the United States, Britain, Canada, and Australia, (this book) has long been acclaimed as an invaluable guide and resource for parents, teachers, and students alike. The third revised edition faithfully maintains all the strengths of the earlier editions - concise, informative coverage of a vast subject - and includes a totally rewritten Part Four that provides a fresh, detailed investigation of aspects of the modern world most relevant to books for children and young people during the years 1945-1985. The result is an extremely readable and stimulating survey of imaginative writing (including poetry and picure books) accompanied by a superb bibliography of works on children's literature and dozens of illustrations from many of the books mentioned in the text. (The author) offers an enthusiastic, balanced - and sometimes controversial - view of a subject of interest to everyone who cares about the quality of books written for children." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling, small remainder mark on bottom of text block, very light browning to pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on front hinge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HOW TO TELL A STORY AND OTHER ESSAYS., Twain, Mark,  (Samuel L. Clemens.)
5 Twain, Mark, (Samuel L. Clemens.) HOW TO TELL A STORY AND OTHER ESSAYS.
New York Harper & Brothers 1897 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - 
233 pp, 7 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt decoration on spine, front & rear boards, black lettering on spine and front board, author's name in gilt on spine, top edge gilt. First edition, first state with misspelling on page 187, line 16 ("ciper" instead of "cipher"). Contents: How to Tell a Story; In Defence of Harriet Shelley; Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences; Travelling with a Reformer; Private History of the "Jumping Frog" Story; Mental Telegraphy Again; What Paul Bourget Thinks of Us; A Little Note to M. Paul Bourget. Several pages roughly opened at fore edge with tearing/some paper loss - no loss of text. Library label of "J.E. Sutton's Library", Logansport, Ind. on front pastedown - no other library markings. Dog-ear crease at top corner of page leaf 168/169, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing (mainly the title-block decoration) and soiling to boards, slight fading to spine colour and some darkening to spine labels. Additional photographs of condition available on request. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
6 Twain, Mark. (Samuel Clemens.) Introduction by Colin Ward. Wood engravings by Harry Brockway. THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN.
Folio Society, London,1997, 3rd printing. 
288 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), hard cover in grey-green slipcase. Quarter black cloth, white paper boards with a repeat pattern in black by Brockway; grey-green endpapers."There are 16 wood-engravings printed in the text, one being used on the title-pag e. This was one of the most successful books of the period, with the typography, binding and illustrations in harmony." Slipcase has minor rubbing and a tiny piece of cardboard exposure at one top front corner. Fine/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE INNOCENTS ABROAD., Twain, Mark.  (Samuel L. Clemens).
7 Twain, Mark. (Samuel L. Clemens). THE INNOCENTS ABROAD.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Near Fine 
380 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w illustrations, including frontispiece. Humorist Mark Twain describes the adventures of a group of American tourists on an expedition to Europe and the Holy Land. Very minor edge wear. Slipcase has light to moderate edge wear, scattered foxing, bump/creases at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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